Help w/ limping chicken -- Video Added -- UPDATE!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ryan, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. MoodyChicken

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    Ah, I could have sworn that I commented. I guess not. Well, she looks pretty good. That actually looks more like an injured limp than a Marek's limp. But I'd have to handle her in person to tell for sure. Keep treating her. The hypericum will help either way.
     
  2. ryan

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  3. MoodyChicken

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    Yup! [​IMG] She's so complacent, mine struggle like crazy when I give them meds.
     
  4. ryan

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    She is SUCH as sweet heart!!!

    She looks better this morning. She was ready to come out of the kennel, and also anxious to go outside with her sisters. She's out there now with them, and it looks like her limp is getting better. It's still noticeable, but not as severe. We'll let her be outside as much as we can, but keep her in the house instead of in the coop.
     
  5. Quote:There should be a sticky on how to give a chicken liquids.

    So many just squirt the solution in the mouth and many chickens get the liquid in their airsacs and immediately die.

    You did great and this should be posted some where as a sticky on how to give a chicken liquids.

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  6. ryan

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    Just wanted to post an update. We let Pepper chicken out for a while this morning between rain showers. When she first went out, there was no visible limp at all. As she stayed out for a while, though, she began to limp. We definitely think it was a less severe limp, though. She was happy to see her sister, and ate some grass and drank out of the mud holes. When it began to rain harder, they started looking for cover, so I went out to get her and brought her back in. Maybe another day or so and she'll be able to return to the coop. Certainly looks like progress to me.

    Thanks for all they help y'all have given!!
     
  7. ryan

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    One last update:

    Pepper seems to have fully recovered. She's been living with the rest of the girls for a few days now, and is free ranging normally. No limp can be seen.

    Thanks for everyone's help!!!
     

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