Does b vitamins help with healing of leg injuries?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shannon84, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. shannon84

    shannon84 Songster

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    My rooster is very wobbley and unsteady, he has had two previous injuries from landing on his leg wrong when he tries to spur something. Never broken any legs. But I could of sworn I read b vitamins help with leg issues?
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

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    Vitamin deficiencies can sometimes cause leg problems, but generally it's in younger birds. Couldn't hurt to try.
     
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  3. shannon84

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    OK, I'll look into it more. Maybe arthritis. He gets so many nutritious treats, food and supplements....
     
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    How old is he?
     
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  5. Dr.GarryTTucker

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    Vitamin B helps with energy. In cases with chickens it helps when they are stressed or sick by giving them the extra energy. Kind of the same way you and I do when we grab a cup of coffee and chill. Afterwards you feel a little better.
    In basics, B helps to metabolize fats and carbs. It promotes red blood cell synthesis and it helps maintain nervous system integrity.
    On a side note, I read a 12 week study that said as vitamin b increased, egg shell thickness decreased and egg weight, hen weight, and hatchability increased.

    For what it’s worth, B will give him energy to help heal.
     

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