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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OkValleyGirl, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. OkValleyGirl

    OkValleyGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently adopted a chicken I name Shelby...from my landlord he got her at the auction...she is older and she has some big problems with her legs. She can't stand like a normal chicken or walk I just don't have the heart to put her down..she is so beautiful I'm trying to rehabilitate her ..so that she can live a normal chicken life.. here is some pic of her problem..

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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    She looks like she has a slipped tendon and crooked toes. Try posting in the "Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures" section.
     
  3. OkValleyGirl

    OkValleyGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I will try that..
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I hope you can find some help for Shelby. Do you have other chickens? If so, I hope you're keeping her separated from them because they could really go after her partly because she's new and partly because she's injured.

    Good luck!
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you already have some good pointers, so I'll just say a big hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run. Good luck with your girl! :fl
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I hope she can be helped - usually foot problems respond fast to treatment in very young birds.
     
  8. OkValleyGirl

    OkValleyGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice everyone
     

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