month old Bantham with bad leg. please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sabrinamills, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. sabrinamills

    sabrinamills New Egg

    Apr 15, 2017

    this is Lily, my one month old Bantam. When we checked on her tonight she was laying on the ground. Her left legs sticks out straight behind her. she has curled toes on that foot already. does anyone have any ideas on what might be going on? She is having a terrible time getting to food and water.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. Unfortunately, she could have a leg bone deformity.It could be tibial dyschondroplasia (TD,) but there are several other major ones, thought to be caused by mineral deficienciesin the parent stock,or heredity. You could try vitamins with minerals (Poultry Cell or NutriDrench, or splinting, but many times nothing helps. Here are 2 good links with info and pictures of deformities:

    TD in chickens
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2017

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