Chickens injured foot

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by farmerdick, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. farmerdick

    farmerdick Just Hatched

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    [​IMG][/IMG] dear chicken farmers this is my problem. See how her feet are splade and I'm wondering if this is a problem. I have 7 more chickens and the other are healthy.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear about these leg issues. Has she always been like this or is it a new thing? Please do pop by the emergencies section where I'm sure members will be able to help. Please do add how long this issues has been going on.

    Good luck with her :fl
     
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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am sorry about your birds leg. What breed is this bird...meat bird by chance? They will have leg issues early on in life, being meant for butchering and not as pets...their legs can't support their weight. If this bird has been like this from the start, it may be something genetic. If this is something new that has happened, she could have dislocated the leg. Is she limping at all or in pain? If the hip joint is dislocated, you might take her to a vet for a look see.

    Definitely post in our emergency section too for more help. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Good luck with her and I hope you can get her back on the road to health soon! :)
     
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. ChickennLoverr

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    I agree with TwoCrows if it is a meat bird they usually have leg problems. Also [​IMG]! [​IMG]
     

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