1. ABstormyirefarm

    ABstormyirefarm New Egg

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    May 10, 2008
    We are baffled at this one. Several of our ducks & chickens came up limping a few days ago. You could visibly see the leg/legs swollen. After a couple days most of them have improved some. One cornish though, went from 1 leg to both legs not being used. She'll scoot on her belly to move to the water & feed but aside from the couple feet shuffle she just lays there & the kids pick her up when it's time to put them up in the coop for the night or when opening up in the morn to let them out. The others will step on her, pick at her etc. We can't find anything in the coop that they could be catching themselves on or in & aside from that I'm stumped & down to 2 things. 1) the kids are stepping on their feet accidently, but if that were the case there'd be more & they wouldn't be getting better or 2) Is there something that could cause this?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Are they cornish x broilers? If so.... the legs could just be going out on that kind as they are meant to be eaten at 8 weeks old. As for the rest. I am not sure.. if they are meat breeds, are they getting enough protein and vitamins? If they are regular types... not so sure.
     
  3. ABstormyirefarm

    ABstormyirefarm New Egg

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    Thanks for the help Silkie. They are cornish x broilers. We've been out of " the game" a while so it's like we're starting all over as " newbies ". We thought they'd be ones that would be long timers so that we could get eggs, chicks & meat from so don't know what we're going to have to do now?? Definately can't make them stay like , it's sad seeing them like that.
     

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