Leg injuries

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JonB, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. JonB

    JonB Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind of leg injuries can a chicken happen upon? Our BR was fine when I let them out early this morning, but is now limping around. I don't think it's broken or anything, but she did something to it. She's acting normal in every way and foraging still, she just has a limp and won't favor full weight or motion on that leg. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The first thing would be to hold her and look at her foot pads to see if she has bumblefoot (swollen pad, sometimes with a black dot, and sometimes swelling on top of foot, sometimes reddened.) If she is active getting around fine and eat/drinking without problems, I leave them alone. If not, I would confine to a medium dog crate for a week, and give them vitamins in the water. After a week I would re-evaluate how well she can walk. The confinement may need to last a month or more, but each week let her out to check her. She probably has a sprain.
     
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