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Not using legs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by buttercup11, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. buttercup11

    buttercup11 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our chickens is not using one of its legs at all, the other very little. i think it might be vitimn B defishancy or calcium.
    One of his hips almost seems like it is out of place...
    he is most comfortable when lying on his side.
    He is about nine months old (maybe)
    Is human B12 safe?
    How do i give it to him?
    Should i give calcium as well?

    Thank you[​IMG]
     
  2. minichicks05

    minichicks05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    same thing is happening with my rooster right now [​IMG]you can syringe feed him thats what I have been doing hope for the best with you and your chicken[​IMG]
     
  3. buttercup11

    buttercup11 Out Of The Brooder

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    How are you treating him? With B12 or something else?
     
  4. minichicks05

    minichicks05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im using b12 and saltwater with ionic in it or somthing like that
     
  5. buttercup11

    buttercup11 Out Of The Brooder

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    You mean Iodine?
     
  6. minichicks05

    minichicks05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes thats it but only very little and I mean like just one pinch
     
  7. buttercup11

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    Could you give more details?
    What does it do?
    How does it help?
    Is it helping?
     
  8. minichicks05

    minichicks05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is helping a little hen can get up now and hop but thats it. iodine is an antiseptic so it helps if there are are any bacteria in his/her body and it helps from them getting any worse. you can also get iodine in drops and then just put like 3 drops in that would work much better.
     
  9. buttercup11

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    [​IMG]
    Meet Speckle Butt[​IMG]. This is how he lays around when he is resting....
     
  10. buttercup11

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    Ok thank you! I'll look into it...
    We're going to try some B for now and see how that works...
     

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