Pullet having trouble walking!

JaimeP

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Please help me help her. Any suggestions would be appreciated. My Easter egger puller just started laying and now I come out to this! Pictures
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provided. She is eating and alert and can still fly, but just wants to be held.
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azygous

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Looks like a case of bumblefoot on one foot pad. It would be a good idea to soak it in Epsom salt water to soften it, then peel off the scab and clean out any pus plug, pus on a chicken being wax-like.

Put on some antibiotic ointment and bandage so dirt can't get in. Then check in two days and repeat the soak if the wound isn't improving.

Bandaged properly, the patient can remain with the flock.
 

JaimeP

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Looks like a case of bumblefoot on one foot pad. It would be a good idea to soak it in Epsom salt water to soften it, then peel off the scab and clean out any pus plug, pus on a chicken being wax-like.

Put on some antibiotic ointment and bandage so dirt can't get in. Then check in two days and repeat the soak if the wound isn't improving.

Bandaged properly, the patient can remain with the flock.
Thanks, ok now I look super stupid, but in the picture of both feet can you point out where? They kinda look the same to me:he
 

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When you're holding the chicken's foot over the camera lens and it shows the entire bottom of the foot. On the largest place on the foot pad is a dark spot. It's not very focused, but it appears to be a black scab. If all you're seeing is a dirty but smooth pad, then it's not bumblefoot.

Have you observed this little gal with her flock? Is she pushed away from the feeder? Do any of the chickens chase her? Is her keel bone (breast bone) very sharp and obvious? If so, she may be starving and is weak, not having the strength to stand and move about.

You might try rigging up a safe pen for her to be in during the day where she can still see the others but is protected from being bullied away from food. After a few days of being able to eat in peace, her symptoms may go away as she gains strength.
 

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When you're holding the chicken's foot over the camera lens and it shows the entire bottom of the foot. On the largest place on the foot pad is a dark spot. It's not very focused, but it appears to be a black scab. If all you're seeing is a dirty but smooth pad, then it's not bumblefoot.

Have you observed this little gal with her flock? Is she pushed away from the feeder? Do any of the chickens chase her? Is her keel bone (breast bone) very sharp and obvious? If so, she may be starving and is weak, not having the strength to stand and move about.

You might try rigging up a safe pen for her to be in during the day where she can still see the others but is protected from being bullied away from food. After a few days of being able to eat in peace, her symptoms may go away as she gains strength.
Maybe she needs those vitamins you generally prescribe? Sorry I can't remember the ones you say to use?
 

JaimeP

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When you're holding the chicken's foot over the camera lens and it shows the entire bottom of the foot. On the largest place on the foot pad is a dark spot. It's not very focused, but it appears to be a black scab. If all you're seeing is a dirty but smooth pad, then it's not bumblefoot.

Have you observed this little gal with her flock? Is she pushed away from the feeder? Do any of the chickens chase her? Is her keel bone (breast bone) very sharp and obvious? If so, she may be starving and is weak, not having the strength to stand and move about.

You might try rigging up a safe pen for her to be in during the day where she can still see the others but is protected from being bullied away from food. After a few days of being able to eat in peace, her symptoms may go away as she gains strength.
I don’t see a black scab, I wish this site allowed video uploads. I added vitamins to her water and have her inside right now. She is the one that is always being picked on, but I do see her eat. I’m going to put her in the pen today inside of a large dog cage and give her her own food and water and wait. I’m wondering if she hurt herself. She doesn’t seem to be in pain when I move her legs, but she walks with a limp for a few steps then lays down and uses her wings to scoot. I really appreciate the help!
 

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This site not only allows videos, but it automatically embeds them if you first post it to You Tube, copy the URL, then paste it here.

Shock and starvation both mimic lameness sometimes. Treating for those can often have dramatic results. An infusion of Poultry nutri-drench can get this going.
 

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Easter egger puller just started laying
Upload your video to youtube and provide a link.

What do you feed?
That's her poop? Is it an option to take a sample to your vet for testing?

I would get her on some B vitamins. You can use B-Complex (1/4 tablet daily) or something like Poultry Cell that contains B2 (Riboflavin). Poultry Nutri-Drench does not have B2.

Hard to know what's going on with her. It could be vitamin deficiency, Marek's, lack of nutrition, reproductive issue or a number of other things.
 

JaimeP

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This site not only allows videos, but it automatically embeds them if you first post it to You Tube, copy the URL, then paste it here.

Shock and starvation both mimic lameness sometimes. Treating for those can often have dramatic results. An infusion of Poultry nutri-drench can get this going.
I’ll give it a try....

 

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