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Limping Silkie

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by debilorrah, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    She does not appear to have bumble foot, and when I pick her up and play with her feet and legs she doesn't mind at all. What would cause her to limp??
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

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    Broken feather? maybe she stepped on something sharp?
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Could be. No blood spots or anything. Silkies look funny enough when they run, but with a limp?? [​IMG]
     
  4. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Poor Swiffer! [​IMG] Can you tell where the limping is from (ankle/foot, knee, thigh)? Maybe she hurt it when one of the roos tried to mount her. [​IMG] Can you keep her inside for a couple days to prevent her from jumping (thus allowing it to heal)?
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:In her pen the roos aren't mature. Just 18 weeks right now. They ALL started laying early. She looks so funny running, but doesn't show any pain or anything when I bend her legs all over.
     

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