Injured chicken leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nancy Smith, Mar 24, 2018.

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  1. Nancy Smith

    Nancy Smith In the Brooder

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    I have a chicken black and white that is now limping. She has a green line in the higher part of her leg. I know the perch is too high and needs to be lowered does this mean she has hurt it? Does the green mean its bruised or broken? I noticed and have to look again that a couple of my chickens also looks like the toes are turning black is this normal?


    Please I need help,
    Nancy

    I don't have a way to post pictures very well on the internet.
     
  2. jonalisa

    jonalisa Codswallop!

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    Sounds like a bruise, so yes, possibly she hurt her leg. I would lower the roost asap.
    It could be broken. Chickens have a way of trying to hide their injuries. I don't have any experience with broken legs, so I would go to a vet, but maybe someone else can respond with better advice. I would look up the dosage for aspirin for chickens as she is obviously in pain.
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2018
  3. jonalisa

    jonalisa Codswallop!

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    As for the other chickens, is it freezing there? Sounds like frostbite maybe?
     
  4. jonalisa

    jonalisa Codswallop!

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