Please help! Why is he walking like this??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sweetypie, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. sweetypie

    sweetypie Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 4-5 month old BLRW, started walking like this all of a sudden 2 days ago. I see no other symptoms of illness, just this gait disturbance. I see no obvious trauma to his leg, I can't figure out what is wrong with him? What should I do? Here is a video, it is about one minute and 30 seconds long, he is walking alot at the end, thanks for any guidance..

     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check the bottoms of his feet for bumblefoot. Otherwise I would suspect an injury.
     
  3. sweetypie

    sweetypie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  4. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    injury of some kind most likely.....possible dislocated hip---slipped tendon...will go find the link for these ailments........
     
  5. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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  6. sweetypie

    sweetypie Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank you so much, I was wondering if it was his hip, I really appreciate it!
     
  7. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Hows your little BLRW doing this evening?
     
  8. Fiddlehead

    Fiddlehead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He is still the same, it is definitely an injury. He does not have bumblefoot, but I think he has a hip or leg injury. If I pick him up and move the leg he squaks in pain! I need some help, I can't handle this one alone. I am deciding whether to take him to the vet or call my friend. Thanks so much for asking and for your input! Merry Christmas!

    (This is his wife, lol)
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2011
  9. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    AW MAN, I am sorry you are going thru this.....does your friend have animal knowledge? I hope you have an avian vet available to you as well. My prayers to you and your baby....[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    The link in my signature has a lot of info on leg issues.

    I personally have found most leg injuries in my flock have been sprains/strains. A week in a small cage usually gives them the rest they need to heal. I just put a towel down for them to sleep on. Put him in a quiet place and do not mess with him unless you have to. He will be very unhappy during this time. My sweet little roo gave me a nasty bite before he walked away at the end of the week.....but he was able to walk away. [​IMG]
     

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