Limping Silkie Roo, not sure what to do

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chihuahuamom444, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Chihuahuamom444

    Chihuahuamom444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My top rooster, so he thinks, is limping, I don't see an injury and don't think anything is broke, not sure what to do for him. He did have an injury to his comb the other day so I know he fought my other rooster, he almost acted disoriented and wouldn't come out of the coop at all. That was two days ago and Ive kept him in my shop and he is crowing now and I want to put him back out but he is still limping. I know there prob is not much to do except wait? At first I thought he had a head injury the way he was acting, just wondering around stunned acting
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he is using that leg/foot, I wouldn't worry if you do not see any injuries/bumblefoot. Of all my birds, seems like someone is always limping. I check for injuries, etc. and if I don't see anything and they are using the injured leg, I don't worry and just watch and wait. It usually turns out to be minor sprains or some other type of injury that will heal in a couple of days. Just keep an eye on him.
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I have been reading a lot on here and I think if you are keeping him seperated and away from any stress that would be best to continue to keep him away from other birds till he gets better. Also some vitamins and electrolytes to help boost his immune system. But not too many that it puts his feeding ratio out of whack. (Gee I hope that made sense)
     
  4. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he's getting picked on by the other roo he probably sprained himself trying to get away. You can keep him separated for awhile so he can recover.
     
  5. Tytytytyler

    Tytytytyler Out Of The Brooder

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    I, too, have a silkie rooster that was limping with no visible injury the other day. Then a few days later he blew up like a balloon because he had ruptured an air sac in his stomach trying to jump somewhere too high for him. You can see if you're in the same situation by gently feeling around on him and make sure he doesn't have any air pockets under the skin on his body.

    And if he does have some air trapped in him, cut back on handling him as much as you can. It will only make it worse. I learned that the hard way but mine is almost completely back to normal now, it's just something you gotta wait out.
     
  6. Chihuahuamom444

    Chihuahuamom444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think what I have to do is get the other 2 guys out of there, this one has always been the boss and all of the sudden it seems to changing, the other 2 are getting really bossy. I know they have to come out before I put him back or I will have big probs, he is still limping but not nearly as bad and he is acting pretty good other than not eating Great, I think he is just unhappy to be away from all his girls. Im hoping to put him back tomo night, now I have to make something up for the other guys, roosters really can be a pain in the @ !
     

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