Limping Silkie!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Classy Chick, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Classy Chick

    Classy Chick Chirping

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    I went outside this morning and my little 5 month old silkie hen was limping heavily on her right foot. I picked her up and saw no wounds or blood, and her toes are all in order with no bumble foot. I am worried, she is my little sweet heart that follows me around every where. I have no idea what could have happened! Is there anything I could do to help it? Like wrap her leg or ice it? Thank you in advance!
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    Can you post pics of both legs? Also did you feel any really hot areas on her legs or feet?
    No swollen areas either? The two times I had a pigeon limping was one pigeon had broken toe and the other just ended up healing by himself because I couldn't figure out what was wrong.
     
  3. Classy Chick

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    Thank you for the reply! I will post pics tomorrow when it is light out, and will definitely check for heat. Thanks again!
     
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    I couldn't get any good pics of her leg because of my bad camera. I couldn't find any swelling or heat in it, but she is still limping, and is lying down a lot. It just breaks my heart to see her like this! Should I try to wrap it? We don't have any vets here that deal with chickens, so I'm on my own in that department.
     
  5. lightchick

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    You don't think it's bumble foot?
     
  6. Classy Chick

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    I almost wish that it was, that way I would know what to treat! But no, it isn't. I am beginning to think that she may have gotten in caught in the field fence wire that surrounds their little grass yard because I found a tuft of black feathers stuck in it, and she is the only black one in there right now. :(
     

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