Crooked Toes, Can't Walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RobParks, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. RobParks

    RobParks Out Of The Brooder

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    My six week old RIRs were just moved from my basement to the outside coup. The next day I noticed one hen with crooked toes and unable to walk. Do you think she was injured during the transfer? I tried making a splint but she still won't walk. Any ideas?[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    That looks like it could be Marek's, or maybe curly toe paralysis.

    -Kathy
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Its possible that it is a leg injury. Leg injuries can cause feet to become limp or paralyzed. You could try isolating her from the other birds in a soft, well-bedded area without a roost and give vitamins. This should help a leg iinjury heal. However, leg injuries are often slow to heal, so you may not notice much improvement for a while.

    As Casportpony stated, Marek's can cause this too. It doesn't usually come on this quickly, though, so if you just noticed it it may not be Marek's.
     

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