Injured Leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lookyhereboy, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. lookyhereboy

    lookyhereboy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chicken that suddenly can't use one of it's legs. I see no visible sign of injury and the foot looks normal. She also looks just as healthy as ever. I am letting her rest to see if it is just a temporary thing but am afraid she may end up having to be a meal. Bummer too since she is still a good layer. Any ideas on possible problem appreciated.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Does she limp or drag the leg, or sit down a lot? Has she had a Mareks vaccine? Do you have high roosts where she may have strained her leg? I would probably confine her to a crate inside the coop, and rest her leg for a week or so. Give vitamins in water, and watch her behavior. Place food and water close enough so she doesn't starve herself.
     
  3. lookyhereboy

    lookyhereboy Out Of The Brooder

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    She sits a lot and appears to drag it and not use it at all. No vaccines. I am thinking strain she did tend to sit on the highest roost and a strain may be the issue so I hope.
     

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