Chicken limping. I do not feel crepidis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by greenhorn chicken, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. greenhorn chicken

    greenhorn chicken New Egg

    Dec 26, 2010
    I have a rooster that is limping. I have checked him out. I do not feel crepitus (bone rubbing together), no broken bones. I felt both of his leg, one feels swollen. Both legs have full range of motion. He twitches his left leg, the injured one, when it in a certain position (non-weight bearing). I do not know what else i can do for my rooster. What can I do for his comfort. We have contained him to a cage to reduce to walking around. When we shot the video we let him out for a daily outing for a few minutes. Could he have a dislocation of the hip? Possibly sprained?

    Please let us know what we can do to insure his comfort and treatment.

    LINKS to videos........

    Thanks so much for you help.

    Last edited: Dec 26, 2010
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    You know, really, even a vet might not be able to give you an answer. Hopefully, it is some sort of strain or sprain, and he'll recover with rest and warmth. You can give a baby aspirin a day -- often they will just eat it for you. That will actually reduce inflammation some, as well as, hopefully, give him some pain relief.

    Good luck to both of you.n
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member


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