Broken leg?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by andreagran7, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. andreagran7

    andreagran7 Chirping

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    One of my female Muscovies has started to limp badly all of a sudden. She is very low to the ground and can only take a few steps at a time. Is this something you would treat or just wait to see if it heals?
     
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  2. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    Does she have bumble foot?
     
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    andreagran7 Chirping

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    I’m not sure what that is? She wouldn’t normally let me pick her up but I think I could now if necessary ?
     
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    Hanathehappyhen Chirping

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    Is her foot swollen in any areas? If it is she might have bumble foot like another person said or maybe a bug bite. When one of my hens got a yellow jacket sting on her foot but after dipping her foot in cold water the swelling stopped Andy she wasn’t limping.
     
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  6. andreagran7

    andreagran7 Chirping

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    Thanks for the info, I will try to catch her later and have a good look at it.
     
  7. andreagran7

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    andreagran7 Chirping

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    There are 2 brown patches on her foot, looks like bumble foot then?
    Has anyone treated this themselves or would you recommend a vet...novice bird keeper!
     
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    Looking at those articles again I don’t think it is bumble foot, there is no swelling or redness.
    I videoed her trying to walk but am unable to upload it here, it’s like her leg joint isn’t holding her weight. Any more ideas?
     
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  10. Jan and the flock

    Jan and the flock Hatching

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    Call the vet and ask. If she was grabbed by some predator or dog? It could be a fracture. Last summer I had a predator grab one of my dreams rooster by the leg through his chicken tractor....and drag him and the cage about 6 feet across the yard! He ended up with a broken and dislocated thigh bone! My vet! Bless her soul said she didn't know much about birds. But she wanted to try to fix it. So they splinter it under X-Ray. I brought him in as directed And six weeks later! She was thrilled that it healed! She was so glad to have a chance to work on him. She gave me a huge break on the bill. It was a pittence. A win win situation. When I brought him in...I had intended to have him out down if it was serious.
     
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