Injured baby Leghorn

aryellec

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Jun 3, 2016
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Grand Rapids, MI
My german shepherd pup somehow got to this baby thru the cage about a week and a half ago. Tried to pull her thru the chainlink. When i got to her she couldnt stand and the other babies were walking on her. So i put her in a tote and took her in the house. She can now stand and walk, but is very unbalanced. One of her legs must be very weak. I cant let her back out until i know she is fully recovered. What could be causing an imbalance this long? If her leg was broken wouldnt she pull it up rather than try to walk on it? Can an injured wing cause imbalance? Is there something i should be doing like ohysical therapy or something to get her moving faster? What is the normal prognosis on an injury of this type? Thanks in advance!

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Wyorp Rock

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She may have suffered some internal injuries or even head trauma, including an injury to the legs/wings.
Is she eating and drinking?
She may have a slipped tendon or injured wing, that could cause off balance as well.
If you haven't done so, offer some poultry vitamins that includes Riboflavin (B2). B vitamins are essential for legs, so that may help.

https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/leg-foot-and-toe-issues-in-poultry-of-all-ages
https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
 

aryellec

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Grand Rapids, MI
I have not offered vitamins yet, but i will do so. The first day i had to hold her over her food and water but now she eats and drinks just fine. She is coning a long way, but still loses balance easily
 

Wyorp Rock

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I have not offered vitamins yet, but i will do so. The first day i had to hold her over her food and water but now she eats and drinks just fine. She is coning a long way, but still loses balance easily

Leg injuries can take a while to heal, so hopefully with a little vitamin boost and your TLC she will recover with no problems.

Let us know how she's doing.
 

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