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?

  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    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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