Displayed leg??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mountain Peeps, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Hello all!

    I just went out to find one of my favorite hens sprawled out on the coop floor. Her legs were stretched out directly behind her. She couldn't stand when I first picked her up. When I brought her inside I propped her up on her feet. It's almost like her legs are props that are holding her body. She can't move them but they support her enough so she can stand. Her comb is kind of purple and a bit droopy. She has made a few sounds. Now as I look over at her, she is trying to move a bit so she is getting better already.

    But what could this be? How should I help her? Should I keep her standing up to keep the blood flowing or lay her down in a position as she would be in a nest box?

    Thanks for any help![​IMG]
     
  2. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well here this is what I do in emergencies:
    1. Seperated her immediately if she is sick not injured you don't want it spreading & she could get further injuries from being picked on.
    2.Keep her in a warm(preferably with a small lamp) & draft free place.
    3. Make sure she has water & food beside her constantly make it very easy to get to.
    4.Watch her carefully breathing,movement,physical appearance,etc.
    6.Lets see what happens.
     
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  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Thanks! I have separated her and put her in a warm area. She has been drinking and her breathing is fine. She also is standing better.
     
  4. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Touch her as little as possible due to excess stress.
     
  5. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm that's strange.
     
  6. MacCana

    MacCana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And also be sure to wash up in between handling her and the others!!!

    You've already gotten the best advice possible so far.

    Can you post any pictures???

    Oh and I would also immediately go out and bleach the feeders and waterers she has had access to.
     
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  7. seminolewind

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    I wonder if she had access to something toxic or harboring botulism. Or maybe needs a multivitamin with B vitamins being important.
     
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  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Yes I have been doing that too.

    Umm I can get some but they probably won't help much.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

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    All she has been around is her normal surroundings. Nothing has changed except that they had beets as a treat yesterday.
     
  10. MacCana

    MacCana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I mean of her legs. If we could see what her posture is like, someone may have had similar experience with their chicken(s) and be able to chime in [​IMG]
     
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