Pullet has swelling in knee/hock area. What can I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by briana1975, May 14, 2009.

  1. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    Our Barred Rock has a slightly swollen joint in the hock? area. She is getting around slowly. She is eating, drinking and coming over for treats. She is 6weeks old. They have been in the coop for 2 weeks now. This is the 1st week outside in their yard. She limps when she walks. Poop is normal. Is there anything I should do for her or just watch her and make sure it isn't getting worse.
     
  2. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    She is also not putting her full weight on it.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    All you can do is restrict her movement by keeping her confined in a small area, plus give one baby aspirin twice a day to help with inflamation.
     
  4. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try a wet mash probiotic
    3 tbsp of dry crumbles
    6 tbsp of milk and
    1 tbsp of yoguart
    1 1000 mg of Vit E and cut end off the capsule and put it in the wet mash probiotic
    when it is eaten clean wet feeder and restock dry crumbles

    feed her this daily till she gets her foot healed good
    I would feed it to all the chicks as it is good for their continued health
     
  5. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    I will give her the wet feed and the baby asprin. This might be a silly question but a whole asprin or cut up or hidden in a treat of egg yolk? Or is it all of the above which ever I can get it to work.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You can crush the baby aspirin and feed it to her in the wet mash.
     
  7. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    Thanks for the help.
     

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