Lameness in English Orpington Cockeral

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by buttercup0884, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. buttercup0884

    buttercup0884 The Farm Girl at Twilight

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    I have an English Orpington Roo, who has suddenly developed lameness in one of his legs, he is about 10 months old. His roost is low to the ground, and he seems to be happy and healthy otherwise. I brought him inside last week (its been about 8 days) and he is eating and drinking normally, but he does seem to be sleeping ALOT!! We wrapped the foot he won't put any weight on, to keep it flexed bc I was worried he would put too much pressure on it curled up under him. I can't find anything else physically wrong with him...I have upped his protein from 16% to 20%, added nutridrench to his water every other day...given him salmon to snack on...is there anything else besides just making sure he is happy and resting?
     
  2. He probably strained it or something and just didnt get an infection otherwise he would seem sick. Take him to the vet just to let him/her see if its alright but ya just give him rest and make sure hes eating and drinking.
     

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