My rooster is limping and making screeching noises, what could this be?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Krah24, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Krah24

    Krah24 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm wondering if he's been injured but I can't catch him to investigate, he runs so fast, despite his limping and he hides in the bushes. I have to wait for my husband to get home to help I suppose but until then I was wondering if anyone else has had this behavior happen and was the result of injury? Maybe stress?

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    Last edited: Jan 30, 2014
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Are there other roosters who are chasing him? The best way to catch him for examination, would be to let him go to roost, then grab him off to look him over. Look at his foot for swelling and a dark spot on the footpad. Then check the leg for any swelling and feel for a break. Confine him to a cage for the night to limit his activity. You should keep him there with food and water for a week, and then re-evaluate him each week. Splinting the leg may be necessary. They can be fashioned out of finger splints, padded popsicle sticks, or layers of tape or vet wrap.
     

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