help chicken with bowed leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by andy2726, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. andy2726

    andy2726 New Egg

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    newbie here and hope somebody can help

    i have a Sussex bantam and over the last few days one of its legs has almost seemed to have popped out of its joint, i have 4 chicks at 4 weeks old and the Sussex is the biggest and by far the most dominant one

    it can stand on the leg but as it walks it bows out and needs to put its wing out to steady it self

    and help greatly appreciated
     
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  2. andy2726

    andy2726 New Egg

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    anyone please
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

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    I can't answer, but if you wait a bit, maybe another reader will know the answer.

    PS: Maybe you'd get more hits if you edited the title to reflect the nature of the problem (i.e. "chick with bowed leg").
     
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  4. andy2726

    andy2726 New Egg

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    thank you changed it
     
  5. Buff Hooligans

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    I hope that helps.
     
  6. andy2726

    andy2726 New Egg

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    please please please
     
  7. Carolyn&Ron

    Carolyn&Ron Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new here too and I posted a problem with our banty hen's legs and feet not working. I haven't gotten any replies from here but I talked to a vet that our feed store rec.
    He said to give our hen a liquid or powdered multi vitamin supplement that has plenty of Vit. A and Niacin in it. I just bought some that is a powder at our feed store and was told to put it in her water. It is also used for larger animals like horses and cows so I was told to only put about 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. in a quart size waterer. It gives amounts on the package for gallons so you have to reduce it accordingly.
     
  8. chicken legs

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    Andy,
    Could it be spraddle leg? What do you have underneath them? is the surface they're on slippery? With spraddle leg, I know you can do some kind of taping and it will fix itself. I'll look for pictures
     
  9. andy2726

    andy2726 New Egg

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    thanks for the replys not spraddle leg they are on a towel with hay over the top

    she seems healthy and is gaining weight and is the first one out of the box in the morning, she has a good feeling in the same foot and can grip with it but she looks awkard
     

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