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Chicken with a hurt / twisted leg? [updated] please help :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken Frenzie, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Chicken Frenzie

    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

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    Hi everyone, my GoldenLaced Wyandotte, Willow has been limping. I checked for any cuts, there are none, and no bumblefoot.

    When she was a baby, one of her toenails accidently got smashed, and that bled a little. But when she grew up she was doing fine- but she's limping again. She usually falls to a side, but if she lays down to sunbathe, or fell, she cannot get back up without help from a human.Then all the older birds(Her hatchmates encourage her to get up) peck at her, and pull out feathers.


    But we've had Willow inside for about an hour a day, just letting her calm down and having food and water since she can't stand up for a long time. She seems to be healthy if she could walk.
    Do you think she twisted her leg? Or is this the cause of loosing a whole toenail? My mom had an idea of wrapping it, so does anyone know how? And would it help?


    But my other girl, Daisy has only 2 toenails (We rescued her) and she's strong, doesn't limp, and is fine.

    So, if we should wrap it, how?

    If you guys need to look at her leg, I have some pictures:
    Willow's both legs
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    Behind her foot
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    Thanks for any inputs, [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2011
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    Can anyone help? =/.
     
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    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

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    D:
    Please?
     

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