1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We have a Mille Fleur hen who is very big and fat. Last year she started limping and it became progressively worse. We confined her in a small pen for a while and she got better; then she got mixed up in a fight between other hens about two months ago, and she got knocked down and started limping again. This time she is not getting better; we have been letting her out a few hours each day hoping the leg might just be stiff and weak and that it would improve with a little excercise. Problem seems to be in her hip really more than her leg, but we're not sure; maybe a torn ligament? She seems cheerful and healthy otherwise, and is eating well, as always. What can we do?
     
  2. dlhunicorn

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  3. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's interesting as my son said when she had it before he began giving all the hens oyster shell as some of the hens had soft shelled eggs; he remembers that the problem seemed to go away when he gave her the oyster shell for a while. She doesn't lay much, if at all. Will see if we can find some ot that supplement stuff. Thank you!
     
  4. dlhunicorn

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    There is also a very good COMPLETE supplement formulated to the NRC minimum requirements called Avia Charge 2000 and you can order it from McMurry or Strombergs...this would be a good addition to the product you saw above.
     
  5. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had one young chicken that had a slight leg injury and I believe the oyster shell we fed her helped. Today you would never know she had a limp at one time.
     
  6. aggiemae

    aggiemae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This past spring our Wellsummer injured one leg and the other foot coming down the ramp (She is a spaz) The leg was bent in the middle so I am pretty sure she broke it. I couldn't figure out what to do with the "toe" but I splinted her leg with two flat toothpicks and some coban and she started to walk on it immediately. We took the bandage off after 5 weeks.
     

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