hip or luxating patella

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tiki244, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    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.
     
  2. beginnerchick08

    beginnerchick08 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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