In the Brooder
- May 27, 2021
My girl big momma has done something to her leg. She was fine when the girls were let out in the morning. She was in the nesting box when we left for town. Later that day she was limping and not wanting to walk on it. It has been a week now and she still does not want to put pressure on it. We have tried epsom salt soaks (this is all the vet told us to do), a splint, and at first we didnt isolate her but when the others started to mess with her we isolated her. She is outside during the day and we bring her in the house at night. She eats and drinks but after day 2 she has stopped laying. I hoped it would have resolved by now. I can tell she is slightly swollen at her ankle and she responds like she is in pain if I put pressure there. No sign of bubble foot. It is truly in her ankle and not foot. Am i just getting impatient or should she be improving by now? Should i be doing anything else? Should i spray it with vetrycin even if there is no wound? I am worried. I dont want to lose her. She is my favorite bird. She is my profile picture ❤ any and all help is greatly appreciated.