one of my new cuckoo maran chicks limping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Poison Ivy, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I noticed this past week she was limping around alot. I waited to see if it would get better but so far it hasn't. I caught her today and put her in a seperate pen with food & water. I wanted to take a picture but didn't have time this morning before work. I did notice that the Metatarsal Pad has some swelling in it compared to the other foot. Could this just be a sprain from jumping off the roost? Should I add some aspirin to her water? Anyone know how long it takes for a sprain to get better? I hate to keep her seperated for to long because she will then lose her pecking order in the main flock.

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