help my chicken has hurt its leg and can hardly walk need help asap

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by joelman7, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. joelman7

    joelman7 Out Of The Brooder

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    well i was putting my chickens away when i saw one limping i got her and i didnt see anything pls help
     
  2. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might be a sprain - so you didn't see any wound and/or blood? What about swelling? I'll help you if I can [​IMG]
     
  3. Doctor Pammie

    Doctor Pammie Out Of The Brooder

    I am dealing with the same thing. I posted yesterday and no one responded. I am curious to see if you get any advice. My cockerel I think has a sprain or a strain in one leg and I've had him separated, but now he won't stand at all. Everything else is good--good color on the comb, good circulation in the leg, no swelling, not dislocated, he eats, crows and poops. I am at a loss as to what to do. Darwinchooks, please respond as I need help quickly.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm certainly not a chicken doctor but it sounds like a sprain - I think you are doing the right thing by keeping him from the others and perhaps restricting his movement some. Have you also checked for bumblefoot? Wish I could offer more advice. Good luck to you.
     
  5. Slinglings

    Slinglings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen (white leg horn) sprained her leg and stopped laying for about 10 days. She slowly got better on her own. I lowered their roosts to floor level, but otherwise I didn't do too much for her except keep an eye on her. She did a lot of sitting around, hanging out in the run, but she'd still come hopping (on one leg) whenever I was around. One of her toes seemed stiffer than the others, but I never found any other sign of injury. I'm sure you've sprained an ankle before, just think about all the hopping and running around they do! They're bound to twist a spindly leg once in a while.
     

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