chickens feet and legs are out in front of it when it sits

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by henney penny, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a five month old orpington that when he sits his feet and legs are in front of him and he leans back on his but,he was fine untill a few days ago,he does limp a little once in awhile,he has a hard time balancing on the roosts also_Other than this he is fine.What could it be
     
  2. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] This is what he looks like when he sits
     
  3. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Does one of his legs and foot look differant that the other is it just me?
     
  4. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I`m thinking its a sprain in the leg or hip,I put him in a cage and mixed up some yogurt and raw garlic and could not get it in there fast enough for him he loved it.So I put electolites in their water and put him back with his buddies,he is eating and drinking fine and he did poop and that looks normal.
     
  5. janetk

    janetk Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that's doing the same thing. Hopefully someone will give us ideas
     
  6. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was hoping for more imput from peaple,this must have happened to others on here.
     
  7. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess we are the only two this has ever happened to
     
  8. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check the bottoms of his feet for bumble foot. A black scab-like area on the pad of the foot could indicate that. Worms make chickens act weird. Lethargic, slow, etc. Certainly odd behavior.[​IMG]
     
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  10. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much
     

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