I think it is a broken leg.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenNewcomer, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. ChickenNewcomer

    ChickenNewcomer Hatching

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    My 3 month old chicken hops on one leg. The joint (what I would consider the elbow) is twice the size as the right leg. I can move the leg and she doesn't complain but I can feel a popping. This is the same chicken that could not walk when I took her at 10 days. I was told it was a calcium defeciency and she eventually did walk. A little unsteady but she walked. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that she was limping again and now she holds the left leg up and hops on one foot. Closer examination shows the joint twice the size. So I am not positive it is broken bunt not sure what else it could be. I have wrapped the joint with medical tape for now. She doesn't like it. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    No, sorry... but hopefully someone else will! [​IMG]
     
  3. rhodered10

    rhodered10 In the Brooder

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    I say just give it time i know for splay legged chicks u wrap their legs and put food and water in front of them so they dont have to move that far but other than that im not sure there is that much u can do. sorry:(
     
  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    My Cochin Rooster was limping really bad the other day. Thought he had a broken leg. I trimmed his nails and he was better a few hours later. Worth a shot. Does he sit around a lot?
     
  5. ChickenNewcomer

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    Yes, she doesn't move unless she has to. She doesn't seem in pain. I can move the leg and she doesn't complain, but the joint is twice the size.
     

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