hip or luxating patella


Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 1, 2008
I have a pullet 4 months old which I thought had Mareks. Now I was giving her Hypericum and tonight I noticed her right leg was moving sideways too much. I cant remember if it waas the hip joint or the knee joint. But I bandaged her up and she seems to be eating OK.
Now when I found her with the other chicks a couple of days ago they were all picking on her. I mean really picking on her, like they were going to draw blood and kill her. Before that, for the first four months they were all getting a long quite well.

I am wondering what could have cause her leg to go out like that. And if anyone has advice about how to help her heal.


In the Brooder
11 Years
Dec 19, 2008
i dont know by my baby chick has the same thing when she walks her leg kinda pops out. she can walk fine but i am going to bandaid her up then put her in her own cage

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