leg problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pearliechick, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. I have 8 Barred Rocks and suddenly one of them is having problems walking. She can stand and walk short distances but it is clear that something is wrong. She often "sits" on her fore legs and she walks slowly with a strange sort of limp. All of the other chickens are fine and she can't keep up with them. She stays behind at the coup while the others range. I have heard of some sort of vitamin deficiencies causing problems with legs but our chickens eat good chicken food, garden scraps and are free ranged. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. dlhunicorn

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    Jan 11, 2007
    It could be any number of things. You could separate her (this will keep her from further injury by getting spooked by something while free ranging). You can give her a good general complete poultry supplement like aviacharge 2000 (you can purchase online from McMurry) and give freechoice live culture yogurt. Do you put out oyster shell for your birds? If not you should...in that case it might be a calcium deficiency.

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