1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Extremly swolen legs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickengal505, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    Hi guys, I'm posting on behalf of a friend who has a VERY old rooster named Phillip. Phillip's legs/feet are EXTREMLY swolen, and I've been searching for a cause for a while. I will try and get pics the next time I'm over there. I've got in my data base as possible ailments:

    Bumble foot
    Scaley leg mites

    Any other sugestions?
     
  2. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,305
    24
    193
    Apr 28, 2010
    Millersburg, PA
    Does he have any other symptoms? Pics would really help!
     
  3. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    Quote:Yea, I'm working on pics. But no. He can't walk well. He can get to food an water well but otherwise doesn't/can't walk.
     
  4. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,305
    24
    193
    Apr 28, 2010
    Millersburg, PA
    Gosh...hard to say without pictures but what you had listed could very well be one of them. But one thing that came to mind was you had mentioned he was very old. I know in people they do tend to get swelling in their legs with heart failure. I have no idea if the same would be true for a chicken though? [​IMG]
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    69,357
    5,110
    671
    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    Quote:Possibly heart disease if extremely old.
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    23,342
    1,204
    448
    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Gout is a possibility, especially in older chickens. A pic would help.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by