Chicken limping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Xray chic, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Xray chic

    Xray chic New Egg

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    I have a black chicken, maybe an australorp, and she has been limping. I found a lump on her knee. It is soft, perhaps fluid filled. Is there anyone who knows what this could be?
    Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Does she have any other symptoms such as swollen foot pads or is she sleepy or depressed? Any respiratory symtoms, or is anyone else sick? It's possible that her leg was injured, or she may have a disease such as mycoplasma synoviae or viral arthritis (tenosynovitis.) You might want to put her in a cage in the coop with food and water to rest it, and give poultry vitamins in her water. Here are 2 good links to read about diseases:
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/164/viral-arthritis
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/99/mycoplasma-synoviae-infection-ms-infectious-synovitis
     
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    Xray chic New Egg

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    No other symptoms. She's eating fine. Just the leg lump. Thx for the reply. I'll be reading up on the links.
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hopefully it is just a sprain or maybe a break which can heal after a couple of weeks rest. A low dose aspirin or 1/4 adult aspirin twice a day can treat inflammation and pain if needed.
     

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