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lame rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by madison123, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. madison123

    madison123 Out Of The Brooder

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    My rooster Bruce has a swollen foot, how can I help him? [​IMG]
     
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    flashover1969 Out Of The Brooder

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    A High res detailed pic would be very helpful. [​IMG]
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:Look on the bottom of his foot and if you see a dark in color round scab, it's bumblefoot. Then type "bumblefoot" in the BYC search box and read up on it.
     
  4. aveca

    aveca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a picture would really help..he might be injured in a joint, might be bumble foot, and didnt know if you knew this or not, but chickens can get gout just like people..so if your feeding scraps with lot of purines , could be any number of things.
     
  5. madison123

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    [​IMG]
     
  6. madison123

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    here's a video of him walking. [​IMG]


     
  7. dawg53

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    Quote:There isnt any bumblefoot in the photo, nor swelling/redness that I can see. I watched the video several times and noticed that his spurs are impeding his walking ability, they need to be removed. His limping definitely stands out and I believe it's due to a either a sprain or pulled ligament/tendon. I recommend that you put him in a cage for rest and relaxation giving time for the injury to heal. Walking around on an injured leg could possibly make it worse, especially if he's chasing hens, digging through leaves and dirt etc...Provide him feed and water while caged. You can purchase vitamin B complex tablets at a pharmacy. Crush a few of them into powder and sprinkle it in his feed. They might help speed up the healing process. Keep him caged for about a week then release him and see if it's healed. Return him to the cage if it hasnt and continue rest and relaxation for another 5-7 days. Leg injuries take time to heal...a week, a month, several months or never. My experience has been that roosters are difficult to treat leg injuries as far as rest and relaxation goes because they are always active and wanting to be around their hens. Hens for the most part, are adaptable being caged and love the R&R with treats and heal quicker, some even lay eggs while caged.
    I recommend that you lower roosts inside their house and eliminate high places that they can jump down from so there wont be anymore injuries.
     
  8. madison123

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    thank you soooooo much!!![​IMG]
     
  9. madison123

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    thanks for your help but he died[​IMG]
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I am so sorry for your loss.
     

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