Limping chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Marina10114, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. Marina10114

    Marina10114 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my 4 month old chicken hurt her leg some how. She likes to jump and play around like a crazy chicken. I felt it its not broken. I think she laden on it wrong or something. She's limping to where she holds her leg up. What do you think is wrong and what should I do?
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC she probably just jumped off the roost wrong, you could try putting her in a sling in like a laundry hamper or something, where her legs can slip through but her body is suspended in the air and then have a poop hole as well
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    You can limit her movement for a week or two, by placing her in a crate or pen with food and water. Sprains can take several weeks to heal. If she can't stand, then consider a chicken sling, but if she can stand, I would hold off on a sling. Put some poultry vitamins in her water. Check for any swelling around her joints or bruising.
     
  4. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And as I learned, check for cysts on her skin. Cause is feather not developing correctly.
    "Feather cyst"
     
  5. Marina10114

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    Thank you everyone. It seems like she just landed on it wrong. She's not limping anymore. I think her and her buddy where playing around to crazy and she just landed on it wrong.
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Good to hear. Thanks for the update.
     

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