Help! 11-week-old EE secluding itself and limping.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickMom5711, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. ChickMom5711

    ChickMom5711 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an 11-week-old EE, I believe it is a roo, not 100%
    I am out with them for 2 hours daily as they forage. Yesterday he was fine. Today I go out to let them all out of the coop and they all run our except him. He stays in bedded down in the pine straw. He eventually makes his way out. He is limping. He then lays down outside when all of his coop mates are foraging around him.
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    Any guesses in what this could be?

    I will be separating him out to a pen by himself to rest and so I can monitor his poo when my husband gets home and I can leave my 2-year-old inside with him.
     
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  3. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Firstly check the underside of his feet for any brown or black scab...if you find one it is probably bumblefoot which can be treated...

    I would suggest giving him some Vitamin B and Selenium...can be found in eggs, fish (tuna is good) and see how he progresses...keep us updated
     
  4. ChickMom5711

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    Thank you! I'll be looking.
     

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