Please Help! Bantam with leg injury... with pics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BonnieJean, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. BonnieJean

    BonnieJean Chirping

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    I have a 12 week old Mille Fleur D'Uccle with some type of leg injury. I'm not sure what happened, but she was free ranging most of the day, and at night I noticed she was limping badly and not really using one of her legs (and she has a broken feather on the hurt foot, but it isn't bleeding or anything). That was three days ago and I've been doing searches to try and help her, but now I'm getting worried. She is unable to fly and is using one of her wings to balance herself when she starts to tip over. She tries to keep up with the others, but usually just follows them and then lays down while they free range. She moves with them when they go to a new area, but then lays down all fluffed up. She seems to be walking more on the backs of her legs than her feet like the others (last pic). Her poop is normal, and she's eating and drinking, but seems weak and I feel so badly for her. I added electrolytes to her water, but don't know what else to do. She doesn't seem to be getting any better. I attached some pictures- maybe they can help?? Thank you so much!!

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    the injured one is the one on the right... she sure does try to keep up [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I am sorry, I cannot help. I hope one of our experts chimes in. [​IMG]
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Quote:Me too. She's so pretty.
     
  4. Mandalina

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    I am dealing with the same thing in a 17w BA pullet.I am pretty sure she just sprained her leg somehow being a nutcase. I hope your pretty bird is ok,lovely coloring!!!!
     
  5. BonnieJean

    BonnieJean Chirping

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    Thanks for your replies! It's nice to know that there's such a supportive community out there, and even if you can't help, just that you're there and read the post.
    She is such a sweet girl, and I do wonder if it's a sprain. If it is, can I do anything to help her out? Should I give her some pain relievers or is it better to just let it heal on its own? I was watching her try to walk this afternoon and it seems as if she tries to stand on it and it kind of collapses and can't support her. She scoots along, but it's so sad to watch her try to keep up, and even worse when she tries to get on the roosts at night and can't [​IMG] I wish I know what to do to help her...
     
  6. Tommy Osborne

    Tommy Osborne Hatching

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    I have a Golden Duck wing bantam hen that was attacked by the rest of the chickens. They pecked the skin off her head and tried to kill her
    . I saw her lying on her back in the chicken lot...all most dead. I got her and brought her in side . then I ran warm water over her and warmed her up. She slowly came around but now she can not use her legs , her abdomun inflates and deflates rapidly
    Is there any hope for my little hen?
     

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