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Foot issue, not bubbles foot.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by retlaw, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my hen is limping now for about four days. Not walking much at all.
    I checked her foot out the first day i saw her limping but it looked fine. No cuts, swelling, discoloration etc.
    I checked it out today and same thing, looks and feels normal.
    Is there something else other then bubble foot that can cause this?
    I know an injury can but doesn't show any signs of one.
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    You don't say if your hen is in with a tom. If she is with a tom, check her sides right in front of her legs for injuries. It is very common for a hen who has been injured by a tom during mating to limp and there will not be any visible signs of damage to the foot.

    If she is with a tom, separate her from him to allow her time to heal.
     
  3. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes she is with a tom and five other hens.
    The tom is from last year and she is around 5 or 6 years old.
    Will check out for spur injury's today , thanks.
     
  4. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Up date:
    There was no visible sign of an injury.
    Its been over two weeks and the hen is just starting to walk better but still has a limp.

    After watching the new tom try to do his duties on other hens I came to the conclusion that it mostly was the new tom that did some damage to her.
    Looks like the tom might have read "Kama Sutra".
    Trying it in many forms from the head to the side but seems to stay away from the tried and true method.lol.
     

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