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Help! My chicken is limping again

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Luckybaby, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. Luckybaby

    Luckybaby Chirping

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    My chicken probably had a sprained leg, about 39 days ago .
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    About 1-10 days after the injury, he continues to walk with his left foot's hock joint touching the ground.

    About 7 days ago, he got out of the cage, because of my neighbor's dog actions. The way he walks looks normal since about 1-3 weeks ago, but since about 7 days ago, he is limping again. I didn't see any bite marks, and the bandage was on the affected leg, when the dog tried to play him.

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    The 3 photos are taken about 5 days after he starts limping again.

    As you can see in the first picture, his left foot pad can't touch the ground, when his legs are in, standing, walking and running position. Also, whenever he try to walk, he drags his left foot with his left foot toes are curving backwards.

    Is he going to walk normally again?
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    Do you think he could have bumblefoot? Do you feel any lumps or hot swollen areas?
     
  3. Luckybaby

    Luckybaby Chirping

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    I don't think he have bumblefoot. I checked it about 5 weeks ago, and few days ago, and I don't feel anything hard or swollen on his left foot pad.
     

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