Gingernut ranger foot curled under and panting

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hensongs, May 17, 2016.

  1. Hensongs

    Hensongs Just Hatched

    Mar 14, 2012
    1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.) Gingernut ranger. Six years old. Thinner than others

    2) What is the behavior, exactly. She is not using her right leg. Holds it back so the top is her foot rests on the ground. No bumble foot. She's been a panter for quite a while (has crossed beak) and twitches her head a bit. She needs help up the ramp to her coop

    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? Foot for 2 days. Other for quite awhile

    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? No

    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. No but she doesn't like me to straighten out her foot.

    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. Don't know

    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. Yes

    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. normal but she tends to have a messy butt

    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Nothing

    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? Treat myself

    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. Posted below

    12) Describe the housing/bedding: The hen house is well ventilated coop with roosting bars. Nest is wood shavings. Run is deep shredded bark
    Last edited: May 17, 2016
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Try some vitamin B Complex or poultry vitamins containing riboflavin, since that can be a symptom of riboflavin deficiency. The condition is called curled toe paralysis, and can become permanent if not treated early.
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  3. Hensongs

    Hensongs Just Hatched

    Mar 14, 2012
    It won't hurt to add Vit B and I'll be giving her some yogurt w/mash. But the articles I'm reading are all referring to chicks with curled toe paralysis - Henny is 6 years old. Still a possibility?

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