Lame chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wss277, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Wss277

    Wss277 In the Brooder

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    F62A3B78-E5B4-40FA-ADE3-35CD03D533C3.jpeg 719085BA-56E3-47AD-A917-AED06A7516AA.jpeg I have a 7 month old chicken that is lame in one leg. He attempts to put weight on it but limps badly. His toes are curled under most of the time and his foot is forward and outboard of a normal stride. I have isolated him for 3 days and given him egg whites, yogurt and a chicken supplement thinking he had B2 deficiencies. I also checked his leg for a slipped tendon, I’ve never seen a slipped tendon but both legs felt/looked the same. No visible wounds on his leg. He did react when I moved his leg or toes. Please help -thanks.
     
  2. Matt119911

    Matt119911 Chirping

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    Pretty looking chicken by the way. Could he have jumped off something in his coop?
     
  3. Wss277

    Wss277 In the Brooder

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    Correction -the chicken DID NOT react when I moved his legs and toes.
     
  4. Matt119911

    Matt119911 Chirping

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    Is there anything he could of jumped off of in the coop?
     
  5. Wss277

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    He could have jumped of a 3 ft concrete wall or slipped off the coop ladder that is approx 18”
     
  6. Wss277

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    I did not mention he weighs 8-10lbs. I have seen him half fly half fall off the wall before running for food.
     
  7. Matt119911

    Matt119911 Chirping

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    Ok he could have landed on his leg wrong and twisted or pulled it
     
  8. Wss277

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    Any ideas on treatment?
     
  9. Cragg Klefor

    Cragg Klefor Songster

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    Hi Wss277!
    Sorry to hear about your chicken.
    Many things can cause lameness including injury as already mentioned.
    It could also be a nutrient deficiency which can present in only one bird out of a whole flock! In case it was a deficiency I would immediately begin by giving her half a B Complex vitamin pill crushed up on a favorite treat such as cooked egg. Even if she is not suffering a deficiency this will not harm her and may help her deal with her leg anyway. Also make sure she is eating properly and drinking.
    Can you say what you feed your flock including treats on a daily basis?
    How does her crop feel?
    Is this a chicken or a roo? Is she laying?
     
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  10. Wss277

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    I think it’s a rooster. He is eating and drinking like a champ. Not sure how to check a crop and I won’t be home until Wednesday night. I feed them Purina omega 3 Layena plus and nature wise all flock. The other 7 chickens and 2 guineas are in good shape.
     

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