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Chicken Walking on Shank

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by btautges, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. btautges

    btautges New Egg

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    Hello,

    Since my last two posts in October, my chicken with a broken leg has re-injured herself. I have splinted her leg, but does not see to get better. She eats well and has all her feathers. Other than getting around in her shanks she seems fine. I had her in a sling and splinted both legs for a while, but she does not seem to want to walk up like she to use to. She had curled toes for a few weeks in her broken leg, but now it seems to have improved. I am wondering, if I just let her be will the problem correct itself, or do I need to re-splint both legs and leave her on a sling for a longer time. Ginger is only about 6 months old. I have attached a few pictures, so you can see what I am talking about. Any thought and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Did she receive a Mareks vaccine? Sometimes chickens with Mareks can get curled toe paralysis and also walk on their hocks. That symptom can also be a sign of riboflavin (vitamin B2) deficiency. Poultry vitamins or B complex would be something I would treat her with, although riboflavin deficiency symptoms can be permanent if treatment is not begun early.
     
  3. btautges

    btautges New Egg

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    Thank you for your reply. I will check her symptoms closer with a vet. She seems healthy other wise. I did put vitamins for poultry in her water. She has always had a good appetite and still eats well. She just started walking this way when she re-broke her leg.
     

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