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Poorly foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kirstyaa, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Kirstyaa

    Kirstyaa In the Brooder

    Apr 6, 2007
    Suffolk, England
    My chicken is about 3 months old, and has until now been perfectly healthy. Today when she woke up, she began holding her foot up off the ground. Her breathing is also a bit raspy, and under her beak towards her neck feels a little sweaty. She's still eating and drinking ok, but she looks like she's in pain. What shall i do? Is she ok?
  2. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Songster

    Apr 9, 2007
    around Katy, Tx
    is anything stuck in her foot like glass? something small?

    ummm. idk about the raspy throat..

    hope she feels better..
    good luck.
  3. Kirstyaa

    Kirstyaa In the Brooder

    Apr 6, 2007
    Suffolk, England
    Thanks. No, there doesn't seem to be anything stuck in the foot, and there is no visible sign of injury. She will put it on the ground to walk, but limps when she does this. It isn't curled up as she raises it, just lifted up
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    check good between the folds and such...Carla (mod) just posted similar to what you are saying and found some tiny little mud balls which she removed ... bird fine after so that was apparently the problem.
  5. annrich

    annrich Songster

    May 27, 2007
    Western NY
    Hi I just went threw this with my rooster. He was holding his foot up and limping. I let him go for a day or 2, I thought it was a sprain. He was still limping so we caught him I noticed a very small blister with puss on the very bottom. I think he had a sliver or stepped on a bee. I use foam soap and gave it a big squirt on the bottom of his foot. I let it set for about a min. Then I cleaned it with iodine solution. I rinsed that off, put some neosporin on it. He was all better 4 days after.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2007
  6. Kirstyaa

    Kirstyaa In the Brooder

    Apr 6, 2007
    Suffolk, England
    thanks for your replies. i did look earlier for any visual signs, and i just got a soapy sponge to give it a clean anyway, but there is nothing there. I'll keep my fingers crossed for a simple sprain and see how it goes
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Good luck, hopefully he makes a full recovery.

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