Broken foot...please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kylieschooks, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. kylieschooks

    kylieschooks Out Of The Brooder

    71
    0
    41
    Aug 19, 2013
    London
    Hi,

    It was about 4 days ago now my chicken started to limp, i do not know what has happened to her but she can not walk on her foot. She keeps tripping over, she puts all her weight on the other joint further up her leg.

    She is eating and drinking, I have checked her over and can't see anything obvious?? It's been 4 days and it looks like she is never going to walk on it again.

    She doesn't seem like she's in pain!?

    I have separated her so that she can rest and get to food an water easy.

    Any ideas what I should do? She does struggle to get around, can't get in and out of coop properly!!
     
  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,290
    286
    208
    May 9, 2013
    MB,Canada
    check the bottom of foot and between toes,you are looking for injury/lump which may indicate bumblefoot. She may have a sprain/muscle damage,soak her leg in an epsom salt soak,give her a baby aspirin 81mg or a reg 325mg aspirin for pain/ swelling,dose is 25mg per lb of body weight,crush and place in water.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2013

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by