Injured cockerel!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by I Love Layers, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a young cockerel who I noticed was walking funny today.
    I looked closer and saw him walking like this..
    Any suggestions.
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  2. I Love Layers

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    I also have a video if that would help.
    I won't be home Thursday or Friday and won't have my phone tomorrow so help is needed asap
     
  3. azygous

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    A video would help. The photo doesn't show him walking. It does appear he may be putting his weight on his hock. Is it both legs? Do you see any bruising? It would appear as green or grey splotches.

    Examine his feet for injuries or foreign matter stuck in the pads. Splinters, cactus spines, even pine cone scales can lodge in chicken foot pads.

    Riboflavin deficiency can sometimes cause leg problems. You can offer him some vitamin B2 or multiple chicken vitamins and see if that makes him better.
     
  4. I Love Layers

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    Just one leg, no bruising that I noticed.
    I will post the video in a few minutes
     
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    Here's the video
     
  6. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

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    If you are sure there's no injury to foot pad or leg, then I recommend the vitamins.

    I have a hen with leg problems at present I'm treating with Poultry Nutri-drench, a powerful poultry formula that absorbs right into the blood stream rather than having to be processed though the liver. If this hasn't been going on for very long, he should respond pretty quickly with some obvious improvement.

    Your feed store should carry it. Walmart has it in their pet section.
     
  7. I Love Layers

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    I will check again tomorrow and see if my mom can pick some up tomorrow.
     

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