limping baby orpington

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fraser1973, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. fraser1973

    fraser1973 New Egg

    Jul 1, 2011
    hi there looking for some help. I have two 4 week old buff orpingtons, one of which has developed a limp during the last week. I see a very small brownish black spot on a finger of her left foot, but it isnt swollen. I cant see any obvious swelling or deformity suggesting a break. She is quite a bit larger than the other, and i'm wondering if she has gotten too heavy for her "chicken legs". The left leg however seems like the main issue. She is eating and drinking normally. Any help is appreciated.



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  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    You could put her in a crate so she lets her leg rest for a few days. I hope she gets better soon [​IMG]
  3. greenegglover

    greenegglover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sounds like bumblefoot! Research bumblefoot in emergencies/diseases/injuries and cures.

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