I need advise re: injured Guinea

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by siroiszoo, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. siroiszoo

    siroiszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im new at raising guineas and was surprised to find my pied guinea in my horse stall not able to bear weight on one of her legs. I thought maybe she got injured when a huge chasing battled insued between two guineas the day before. However, It was a white guinea after the lavendar guinea that day. I never saw the pied guinea involved.

    Long story short, the next afternoon the pied went from limping on one leg to not being able to bear weight on either leg in 12 hours; and 8 hours later she was down to dragging the original injured leg behind her as she uses her wings to 'crawl' on the ground. Happened so fast! I picked her up yesterday morning and investigated very closely - which may have caused further injury even though I was careful. Not that I'm an expert on guinea anatomy, but I couldn't find any dislocation or wound.

    Very strange. Has anyone experienced this? Not sure what to do with her. Besides not being able to walk, she seems perfectly ok - feathers good & healthy, eyes very clear & alert, she's eating and drinking.
     

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