hurt leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by emjay, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. emjay

    emjay Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    One of my favorite chicks (of course, it's always the favorites) has injured a foot or her leg. She is about 13 weeks old.

    She is able to walk on it, but, not long, will then stop, hold the leg up , and lay down. She limps a bit when she walks. She is also very fluffed up. Will a chicken fluff itself up when it has a hurt leg ?? or any other injury. I don't really want to seperate her if I don't have too. I'm wondering if in time this will heal, if she just twisted it or something. I put some vitamins in the water for a boost.

    as the last time a chicken fluffed up, it was from cocci, which all were treated. so I'm a tad paranoid now.
    the other babes are fine. running around as usual.

  2. emjay

    emjay Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    anyone have any suggestions/ experiences with this?
  3. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

    Sep 4, 2009
    If she is injured then she is stressed, so yes she will fluff up. Have you checked her leg to see if there is anything in it? Have you checked to see if she maybe has any internal injury up on the upper portion of the leg? Examine her well. I would put her in a cage big enough for her to move around a bit and give her time to heal whatever is bothering her, but first, I would look for any signs of a wound or abcess or the like.

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