Limping Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thepurrfect1, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. thepurrfect1

    thepurrfect1 New Egg

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    Hi All

    Wondered if anyone could help.

    My first home reared from an egg chicken 'Irene' who is about 7 years old has a problem.

    She is curling a toe under her foot which is making it difficult for her to walk.

    She is overweight, loves her food, never been friendly but always inquisitive.

    Can anyone help with a diagnosis, vitamins or ideas on her problem.

    Otherwise, she is eating, bossing the others, and drinking fine.

    Thanks

    regards

    andrea
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Welcome to BYC. You say she is 7 years old (not 7 months old?) Is just 1 toe curled, and not all 3 of the front toes? Usually curled toes can be a sign of a riboflavin deficiency or sometimes, Mareks disease, but if she is 7, she may have suffered an injury or it is something neurological, such as a stroke. Have you added any new birds to your flock in the last month or so, that may have been a non-symptomatic carrier of Mareks disease? I would start some poultry vitamins that contain riboflavin (vitamin B1.)
     
  3. thepurrfect1

    thepurrfect1 New Egg

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    Hi

    Thanks for getting back to me, yes seven years old,no new chickens. So will look for some vitamins for her, she is quite a weight so she may have fallen over possibly.

    Thanks again.

    regards

    andrea
     

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