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Chicken is walking with foot back and walking on joint

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AmyHensley2016, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. AmyHensley2016

    AmyHensley2016 New Egg

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    My son's favorite chicken is walking with her foot back and walking or limping on the joint. I have compared the joints and I don't feel anything different, it doesn't feel as strong or look as strong I have included a picture. Just at a loss. She is about 8 months [​IMG]
     
  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check at the bottom of her foot she might have bumblefoot
     
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take a pic if you can
     
  4. AmyHensley2016

    AmyHensley2016 New Egg

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    I am at work when I get home I will take another picture of the other side of her foot
     
  5. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok.If not give her one baby aspirin pill.And give her a nice warm Epsom salt bath
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! I'm in agreement that this may be bumblefoot. Look for a scab on the underside of the foot. Here's an article from the Learning Center that talks about bumblefoot: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bumblefoot-in-your-flock
    And here's a link about how to treat it. Bumblefoot surgery can be a rodeo but your chicken will thank you for it!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bumblefoot-how-to-treat-your-chickens-with-surgery-graphic-pics
    Best wishes - hope your hen is on the mend soon!
     
  7. AmyHensley2016

    AmyHensley2016 New Egg

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    Here is a picture of her foot [​IMG] @MasterOfClucker and @redsoxs
     
  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I am sorry about your hen! But @redsoxs has given you some wonderful advice! I hope you can help your hen out, I hope you have a great time on here and best of luck! [​IMG]
     
  9. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. AmyHensley2016

    AmyHensley2016 New Egg

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    Thank you for the help!
     

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