HELP! My roo is limping!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by abrooks, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. abrooks

    abrooks New Egg

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    Yesterday evening I noticed my roo limping, I tried to examine his leg, it doesn't appear broken. I wrapped it for extra support, I'm keeping him in strict confinement- no jumping up, trying to keep him laying low. However this morning he is still limping and just lays down, hasn't even touched his food, which is NOT like him to do. What should I do? Could he have sprained his leg? Can I give him baby aspirin for the pain? I'm so worried [​IMG]
     
  2. brittany6515

    brittany6515 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine also has been limping around and just lays around.. she is eating and drinking.. broke toe?
     
  3. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    did you check for bumblefoot?
     
  4. abrooks

    abrooks New Egg

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    I did check for bumblefoot, no bumblefoot
     
  5. brittany6515

    brittany6515 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Gizmos toe looks like it's directly behind her foot instead of off to the side a little.. is it broke? She's been limping and stumbling for days
     
  6. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    to abrooks: could be a sprain from a hard landing, could be a slipped tendon.
    do you notice any swelling? has he been fighting with another roo?
    did you look closely at his toes?
    1/2 an 81mg coated aspirin every 4-6 hours should help with the pain.
    a great way to administer aspirin is to grind it up to powder, then mix with yogurt or applesauce.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2016
  7. abrooks

    abrooks New Egg

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    No fighting, he's the only roo, besides the hen and he adores her.
    That's the weird thing is that there's no visible swelling, not hot to the touch, his feet were a little cold? His little toe appeared to be red, like maybe he caught it on something. I was going to soak his leg in some Epsom salt. My mom suggested applying volcanic oil? It's a turpentine based oil, was used on horses in the past.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Not sure what's up with your rooster. You might try posting in the Emergencies Forum. Good luck to you!
     
  10. abrooks

    abrooks New Egg

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    Thanks[​IMG] still trying to figure out how properly post questions and where [​IMG]
     

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