Heavy Limping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jentralala, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. jentralala

    jentralala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 14 week old pullet has started limping rather heavily, favoring her right leg. I've inspected her multiple times and can't find any injury, signs of bumblefoot, or even any swelling/discoloration. I thought perhaps she hurt it flying down from the roost (it's 4ft high, but they have a thick layer of pine shavings and it's in a large coop) so I made a ramp, but I can't say I've seen her use it...

    Is there anything I can do? Is this a wait and see kind of thing? I was thinking about putting her in a dog crate in the coop for a few days to force her to rest. Would this help at all?
     
  2. aquagolda

    aquagolda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe she sprained her leg u could put her leg in a sling see if it helps but I know recently somebody posted the same thing of her chicken limping but it had bumble foot and died just make sure she doesn't have a black dot on her foot.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

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    Is she dragging the leg like it is paralyzed, or is she holding the injured leg up? Check for swelling of the footpad all the way up to joints and to the hip. Placing her in a confined area with food and water, and some vitamin B complex in her water (1 tablet dissolved in a gallon of water,) for at least a week would help. Bad sprains or breaks can take a couple of weeks to heal. If the bones are not aligned (if broken) and there is swelling, it may need splinting. Did she have a Mareks vaccine?
     

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