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my chicken has a "bad" leg... help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lovethepeep, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. lovethepeep

    lovethepeep Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our Silver Laced Wyandottes (about 20 weeks old) is hopping around on one leg. The other leg she holds up close to her body and the toes are slightly curled up. She gets around fine by hopping, but she also lays to rest a lot... everything else about her looks fine. She is eating and drinking fine, (store bought feed), and even scrounges like the rest of them for a treat! I have been giving her polyvisol, twice yesterday and once this morning... and wondering when I should expect improvement if that is the problem. How can I tell if the leg is broken? What else sould it be?

    side note- my husband found a shell-less egg near her yesterday, and thinks it was probably hers... that's a calcium deficiency right?

    and... her name is "cutie" [​IMG]
     
  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I have a roo doing the same thing, with curled toes. He is drinking and eating normally and resting ALOT as well. I'm looking for answers too.
     
  3. MsMarbles&Me

    MsMarbles&Me Out Of The Brooder

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  4. lovethepeep

    lovethepeep Out Of The Brooder

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    well, she's still hopping around... not sure what to do.
    can she live forever like this? will she ever lay?
     
  5. MsMarbles&Me

    MsMarbles&Me Out Of The Brooder

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    How long has she been like that? Is it her foot or her leg joint? Mine is definitely the joint. It's swollen to 2-3x the width of the regular joint on the other leg. I've been giving her vitamin drops but it's barely helped.

    I know she's always been a weak chicken so if I were a serious chicken farmer, I would have culled her long ago. But I can't seem to part with her. I'm considering taking her to a vet.

    I doubt mine or yours will ever been a good producer.

    Where did you get yours?
     
  6. keithbuller

    keithbuller New Egg

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    Is there a solution?
     
  7. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know this is a very old thread, but I have to butt in.

    A broken or hurt leg is not going to do anything with her egg laying.If she had a chunk of skin out of her or she was sick, that's different.A Broken/ hurt leg is NOT going to affect laying.
     

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