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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheYLWFlock, Sep 14, 2018.
Here are some pictures:
You can see her legs, do they look normal?
She is still alert and curious!
She is very cute!
Do you think she is low in pecking order? I wonder if she was being kept from food/water by the others and she was dehydrated and weak.
Last time I checked, she was second in line and bossing seound our older Jersey Giant, but maybe there a kerfuffle or she somehow twisted her leg up, and they noticed it and then kept her from food/water or picked in her? Not sure
I was thinking the same thing about maybe her not getting enough to eat.
It seems she is improving with the feed and electrolytes.
Yes she is definitely doing better! Evem if I don’t know what happened, it’s ok. She just had her first cecal poop since living inside and had been preening lots. She had also been walking more! Yay!!!
I also considered just a minor leg sprain or something of that nature. I have some roost branches in my runs. I’ve seen them fly off of those roosts and wonder how they don’t get hurt. Especially when they fly into the chain holding the feeder, or even the wire fence!
Could anything like that be possible?
It could be, sometimes when something scares them like a crow or a hawk on top of the coop they all go ballistic, crashes into the side of th wire and stuff. Or maybe she got up really high and when she flew off she had a rough landing. It’s just that I have had chickens with minor sprains before and they just walk with a bit of a limp. So maybe this is more of a major sprain? Like not broken just a bad sprain or a twist or something.
Ok so it was getting hot inside so I decided to take her outside just to get some fresh air and practice some walking. So she is clearly very able to walk, she walked almost 40-50feet around the yard, but now after seeing her walking for a long time it is clear that it is her left leg that is injured, she kept tripping over it, and you could see it bending inwards, and there would be times when she was standing properly on her right leg but kind of sitting on her whole left leg. So my mom thinks that it is broken but I’m not sure because she is able to walk pretty well, if it was broken could she do that? If it is a break, should I splint it somehow? Should I splint it if it is a major sprain? Also, often times her toes will curl inwards when she steps down. Advice appreciated, thanks again everyone!
I do not think there is a break. If it is an injury the best thing is rest. Keeping her confined, where she can't run and injury it worse would be best.
Ok thanks, this patient treatment is going to be lots of rest relaxation and vitamins/electrolytes, I cant thank you all enough (@KikisGirls @Wyorp Rock @WVduckchick @Eggcessive)for all of your amazing help! I will give you updates on her and may ask a few questions if I have them! Thank you all so much!