Limping yesterday, now foot turning green!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by NorthChicken, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. NorthChicken

    NorthChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    I posted this in the injuries forum, but thought I would post here as well to see if anyone knew what might be going on.

    My Speckled Sussex is about 23 weeks old. Yesterday, I noticed she was limping and pretty much non weight bearing on her foot.
    Today I went out to find it turning green! [​IMG]

    I brought her inside and soaked it in some warm water with epsom salt, but other than that, I don't know what I should do. She is acting fine otherwise, eating and perky, but is very painful on that foot.

    Any ideas what is going on and what I can do?

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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you see any sores on her foot, especially on the bottom?
     
  3. NorthChicken

    NorthChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    No, no sores on the bottom that I noticed. She did have a small scrape on the side of her leg, that was all I noticed besides the limp. I am so worried. [​IMG]
     
  4. mithious

    mithious Chillin' With My Peeps

    You might want to try a broad spectrum antibiotic. Sounds like and looks like it's infected, especially with the small cut you mentioned.
     

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