Chicken can't walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenNewcomer, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. ChickenNewcomer

    ChickenNewcomer New Egg

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    I got my chickens a couple of months ago. When I purchased my Rhode Island Red from a feed store she could not walk. They have been all vaccinated when I purchased them. They told me she had a calcium deficiency. After about a month she could walk but always did so kind of funny. I have noticed that last couple of days that she seems to be having trouble again, although she is upright seems to really limp on one leg. Any ideas?
     
  2. Afrochicken

    Afrochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she broke her leg severly in the past? idk im still a newbie good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickenNewcomer

    ChickenNewcomer New Egg

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    Well, when I got her she couldn't walk at all. Both legs did not work. As she got older she could walk but always did so a little funny. Just wondering if this lack of calcium is still causing a problem now that she is older. I thought she would outgrow it.
     
  4. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe someone on here with more experience will have some ides for you... so sorry.
     

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