My hen has a hurt leg she can't move it & I can't tell if anything is wrong

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tshibler, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. Tshibler

    Tshibler New Egg

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    On Thursday evening my hen was limping and I noticed that one of her legs was swollen. On Friday when we let them out of the coop to range we put her in a cage to rest & recoup. Now her leg is turned backwards and she is just laying there. She's still eating and even layed an egg. She did seem to be in a little pain when we picked her up but I'm not feeling that her hip is out of joint. I'm just not sure at this point what to do.
     
  2. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hurry make some sugar water and let her drink it. If she does then just watch her for 5 minutes straight try to help her walk a little bit if she wont then you might want to try to get her to lay down give her some seed or scratch see what she does wright back please oh how long has this been happening?
     
  3. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I have a picture of her leg please?
     
  4. Tshibler

    Tshibler New Egg

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    She was walking or limping on it until Friday morning. I feel so bad for her, I want to cry, raised her from a chick. As soon as I get to the farm I'll give her the sugar water & see what happens - thank you.
     
  5. Tshibler

    Tshibler New Egg

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    as soon as I get to the farm - about 30 min.
     
  6. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok keep hope ok.
     
  7. Tshibler

    Tshibler New Egg

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  8. Tshibler

    Tshibler New Egg

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    I just posted a picture
     
  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I don't know a lot about leg bone deformities in chickens, but there are many different kinds of deformities that can progress in age, and many involve the hock tendon which will rupture. Some of these are called valgus-varus deformities, and in the past have been called twisted leg or perosis. These deformities are more common in meat or broiler chickens and turkeys, but still are found in layer chickens. Here are a couple of links to read a little about the cause, and to show some pictures:
    http://www.agbiosecurity.ca/healthy...e/Valgus Varus Leg Deformities in Poultry.pdf

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1790586/

    https://www.google.com/webhp?source...e=UTF-8#q=bone+deformities+in+poultry&start=0
     
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  10. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did she have sugar water can she stand with help?
     

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