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Limping cockerel

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 98Luna, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. 98Luna

    98Luna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Barred Rock cockerel limps on his right leg. He doesn't have any injuries or anything. He is young, but very tall, and his legs are really long, and I'm wondering if this is normal for a BR. His legs make up about half or more of his height. I would post pics but I lost my iPod charger.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Look at the bottom of his foot for swelling and sometimes a black dot which is called bumblefoot, a staph infection. He could have injured it jumping down from a roost which is common. That might require a rest in a crate for a few days. Vitamins are always good for leg and foot problems in case of vitamin deficiency. A multi_B tablet dissolved in the water every day is an easy way to give them.
     

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