HELP!!!! PULLET LIMPING ON RIGHT LEG!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peepsicle, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Peepsicle

    Peepsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our buff orp pullet is limping on her right leg, and we have no idea why. Instead of letting her out in the run with the rest of the chickens, we are keeping her in a dog crate with her own food, water, and grit. She also has straw bedding to keep her comfortable. Here are some pics and a video of her. PLEASE HELP ME!!! If she dies, I'm going to be sooooo depressed [​IMG]




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    [​IMG] The video was to long to add, so I will add one soon. Please give me advice. I'm desperate.
     
  2. Attila the Hen

    Attila the Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my girls was limping and blood was dripping down her leg. I gently examined it and found a serious wound in her thigh. It looked like the skin had come off and the thin tissue over the muscle was exposed. I cleaned it with water and peroxide and then put neosporin on in. I did that for two days. She seems to be improving but still holds her leg up. I am going to let nature take its course because she is eating and has started scratching with her right leg.
    Because the wound was not really visible, the other hens did not attack her and I let her stay with them in an enclosed area the first day so she wouldn't be running away from the older chickens. I think she will be fine unless a major infection sets in. don' know how long that would take.
    Good luck
     
  3. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any sign of injury, swelling, tenderness?
     
  4. californiachicks

    californiachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    There are no signs of swelling or tenderness. No bleeding. Nothing feels broken. Just bad limping.
     
  5. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she and how long have you had her? Any new chickens?

    I would start her on a vitamin therapy program just in case it is a vitamin deficiency.

    .5 mls of poly vi sol, without iron, daily
    400 ius of vitamin E daily.
     
  6. californiachicks

    californiachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    She is about 10 weeks old and fed a high quality, organic grower feed. This happened yesterday...it was immediate. Something happened yesterday.I don't think it's an iron deficiency. I think she sprained her leg or strained a muscle, but don't know really how to feel for such things, or pinpoint such things.
     
  7. Peepsicle

    Peepsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, there doesn't seem to be, and there isn't any blood, but I will check up on her every day and post updates and videos. Please remember to check if I have any updates, and thank you SO MUCH for telling me what to watch for.

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Peepsicle

    Peepsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We will see if we can find those vitamins. Thanks!
     
  9. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep a close eye on her. If you believe she has a strain or injury, it is best to put her in a small area where she can't use that leg very much. You don't want her jumping or twisting until she is better. Good luck!
     
  10. Peepsicle

    Peepsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good. We have her in the dog crate and she can't do much there, but this morning, she couldn't even stand on her leg. IF YOU KNOW ANY CHEEP VETS, PLEASE TELL ME!!!
     

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