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Limping Chicken (video)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mmccoy, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. mmccoy

    mmccoy Out Of The Brooder

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    This little girl kept me busy being a nurse today. I put her in an Epsom salt bath right after I noticed her limping. Then I kept her in my lap for an hour and let her rest. I checked her all over, no visible sign of what is causing the limp. No swelling. She laid her egg today so she is not egg bound. She is eating, drinking, pooping normal. I am at a loss. She always moves slow like this so I can't figure out what she did. Her name is Grace as she is very Graceful all the time. I am hoping she just pulled a muscle, I put her on the roost tonight with the others and she seemed to be alright. I will check on her first thing and if she is still limping I will bring her in again. Does anyone have any ideas. She does not seem in pain but I will get some baby aspirin tomorrow just in case. She will let me rub on her leg/foot with no reaction. She does not have bumble foot or any visible signs of cuts/bites/etc. Her vent is clear and clean. Any ideas? Thanks!!!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    She could have sprained her leg or foot, jumping off a high roost or another injury. She doesn't appear to have any balance issues. I would force her to rest the leg for at least a week, and then re-evaluate it, and possibly rest it for another week. Vitamins or B Complex in the water may help. If you can, i would cage her inside the coop with friends so she doesn't lose he place in the pecking order.
     
  3. mmccoy

    mmccoy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, she's back with the girls and no limping today. Yay
     

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