Lesion on Leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SillyJilly, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. SillyJilly

    SillyJilly Just Hatched

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    Last week I noticed one of my girls limping. The limping has gotten progressively worse to the point she won't put any weight at all on it now. Today I noticed this bump on her leg that looks to be infected. Any ideas on what it might be or what i can do for her?
     
  2. SillyJilly

    SillyJilly Just Hatched

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    This is the bump
     
  3. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Um...not sure but I know I have read of something like this before. Hock also looks swollen . Disease related I think. Check out this site
    for clues. http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you take her to a vet?
    How old is she?
    Is this at the joint or right below?

    It could be an impacted feather follicle/feather cyst or injury that has gotten infected. It's also possible that it could be due to illness like Mycoplasma S, but usually the hock would have an oozing/bubbling sore right at the joint.

    You may want to soak the leg in a warm bath with epsom salts. If you don't have vet care, you could try to see what's under the scabs. You can either pull them off after soaking or apply colorless (clear) Iodine, let it dry for a couple of days then remove the scab to see what's underneath. She may have some pus in there, if so, try to get all you can out, then pack with antibiotic ointment. It may need to be cleaned out again. You may need antibiotics to treat any infection. Check with your local feed store to see what they have available or ask your vet if they can give you a prescription.

    Keep her hydrated and offer poultry vitamins in her water.

    Just my thoughts. Let us know how she is doing.
     

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