Pheasant Leg Growth

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by adriano, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi can anyone please help me out.

    I got hold of this silver pheasant recently. And at first i thought it was a cable tie on its leg.
    But closer inspection showed its some sort of lump.
    I would like to sort it out for the bird.

    It eats its food and gets up to roost and manages to get around, but i would like to do what i can to help it.
    Any advice please.

    Thanks

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  2. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like maybe it was injured in some way at one point and it's just healed back with a big scar or something.
     
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    That's what I was going to say. Look like where a band of some form was placed on him, he out grew it, but some one forgot to keep an eye on it and remove it. I have done it before myself on turkey poults, and they end up with a similar looking scar.
     
  4. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you saying the band is still on her and the skin grew over it somehow. ?
     
  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    no, some times, if left on way too long, it will swell around the band, once removed, it will go down, but usually leaves a scar similar to what you have there. Should have been removed, or the foot would have fallen off. You should be in good shape!
     
  6. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its just the lump is bigger in thickness than the leg, you would think it would be smaller after been squeezed by a tie before it was taken off.
     
  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    It is when you first take it off, but when the blood flow returns, it usually swells, and heals, and leaves a scar.
    If the entire leg looked like that, I'd say scaly leg mites. But I believe you just have a scared leg.

    Does it limp or show any signs of pain associated with it?
     
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  8. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Limps yes. Pain not sure. Never seen it lying on ground or unable to stay on perch.
    Is there anything i can give it for pain relif besides the obvious.
     
  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    I dont know of anything. If you get a chance, catch it up and see if it has full range of motion in it, flex the foot and leg to see if all the tendons move freely. I think it's just going to be that way, shouldnt be any ill effects I wouldnt think
    Aubrey
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    looks like something is still on the leg. Can you get a close up pic of that area.
     

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