Possible Dislocated leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by yodercountrygirl, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. yodercountrygirl

    yodercountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    How do you "pop" a chicken leg back in. I still don't know if it is dislocated, someone is coming out to look at it later today. Going to a vet is out of the question. Her left leg is out infront of her, and she doesn''t complain about being picked up, which is abnormal for her. Her other leg is just fine.
    Any suggestions would help.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2009
  2. JenMT

    JenMT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Sorry I don't have any answers for you....I also have a 9 month old hen with a bum leg. She is holding her leg folded up underneath herself so I will be anxious to see any responses here and to see what your friend who is coming to look at your hen today says. Good luck to you and your girl.... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. clarkestep

    clarkestep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did she fall that you know of? You may want to get her away from the flock ASAP. I've read on here about a disease called Merek's that starts with symptoms like this. The bird gets paralyzed little by little and the disease spreads to the rest of the flock. I hope in the mean time someone can give you some more in depth information.
     
  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    It sounds like possibly Marek's. I'll bet it's the left leg too. Not always, but usually, it starts on the left.
     
  5. yodercountrygirl

    yodercountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes it was the left leg! We ended up culling her just so she wouldn't infect anyone else, if it was a disease. What do I need to do to make sure none of the others get it.
     
  6. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:It's too late to prevent infecting the rest of the flock. They have all already been exposed and will be carriers. The only exception would be birds that were vaccinated as chickes and properly quarantined for at least 10 days after the vaccination. The disease may reamin latent in the remaining birds or it may manifest itself, particularly during times of stress.
     

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