Please help!! Chicken doing the splits

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by camie12345, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. camie12345

    camie12345 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    Today I noticed one of my 2 year old bantam chickens was limping. I originally thought her leg was broken or something like that, but when i looked at her leg it seemed to not be hurting at all. She is a little bit lethargic, and still has an appetite and drinks water. Her poop is a little runny, but it seems normal. I haven't spotted any flees, mites, or ticks, so that doesn't seem to be the problem. She can't move the leg at all, there are no open wounds, and it kind of just flops behind her when she tries to walk. I am fairly new with chickens (I started having them out half a year ago) and have no idea what to do. I've already isolated in a separate box but now i have no idea what to do!!! When she sits it kind of looks like she is doing the splits. Other than her leg, I've spotted nothing else wrong with her. Please help!!!!!!!
     
  2. white guinea333

    white guinea333 Out Of The Brooder

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    See if you can expand the leg out and if the toes can be opened and closed. This allows you to see if it is movable. From the sounds of it I would call he vet immediately!
     
  3. camie12345

    camie12345 Out Of The Brooder

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    I did, and nothing happened. As if she couldn't move it at all.
     
  4. Eggcessive

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