Pullet Cant Walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Coffeebean1947, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. Coffeebean1947

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    I have a 2 month old pullet that got trampled by the others. She tries to stand but her legs keep buckling. She flaps her wings for balance and can take a few steps that way. I have reviewed the symptoms for mareks and no other symptoms seem to apply. I separated her with another smaller pullet for company. She is eating and drinking well, just sits in front of the food and water to do so. I just dont know what to do for her. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

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    How long ago did this happen?
    How did she get trampled - cornered, beat up, frightened group of chickens?

    If it just happened, give her time. Separation into a kennel within the coop/run so she is near the others would be good.
    Inspect the legs for any swelling or inflammation paying particular attention to the joints.
    If you manipulated the legs, does she indicate pain?
     
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    We have the coop of young pullets inside the big one to get them oriented into the flock. I was feeding the big chickens and when I started pouring the food, the smaller ones went ballistic. I turned around when I heard sqwacks and they were tromping her. I've started feeding then first now. I separated her for almost a week. I reintroduced her yesterday and she was walking shakily but now she seems to be in a lot of pain and can only lay in the splits position. That's when I pulled her back out. Somehow that disappeared from my first post. I didnt see swelling but both legs are hot to the touch
     
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  4. Eggcessive

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    Can you post any close up pictures of the pullet standing separately on a table in good light? She could have a sprain, a dislocation, or a tendon issue. Leg bone deformities can be common in one leg or both, and may get worse as they grow. Mareks still could be a possibility. A chick sling or chair may help her if you can keep her in it, to rest her leg. Sometimes a splint with vet wrap (not too tight) could help if there is a broken bone or sprain. This picture below shows either a possible slipped tendon or leg bone deformity:

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    I'll see what I can do when I get home. Her left leg is the painful one. She lightly pecked at me when I felt around on the joint.
     
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    Made her a very crude chair. She ate some and drank a lot once she was situated. Couldn't get pics but will try tomorrow when I clean her.
     
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    Try keeping a free choice feeder so they don't trample each other. My Birds have access to feed and water 24/7..
    Hope it feels better soon.
     
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    What is Free Choice? I fill their feeder and waterer every other day because the containers are rather large.
    And thank you.
     
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    I have this feeder
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    And this waterer
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