Pullet walking with her toes curled up!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SilkieHenHoney, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. SilkieHenHoney

    SilkieHenHoney In the Brooder

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    Pullet is walking with her toes curled up !? She is a few weeks from laying. What should we do? What is wrong with her?
     
  2. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chirping

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    Sounds neurological to me, but I'm not familiar with those types of diseases. Try casting her feet where they stay straight, take it off at night so she can roost, and re-cast in the morning. Also, exercise the foot, like she would do normally walking. Do that for a week and hopefully it'll improve. :) I had a duck who had a stroke-like thing and after about a week of therapy and casting, she was back to normal. Good luck!
     
  3. SilkieHenHoney

    SilkieHenHoney In the Brooder

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    Thanks.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    It could also be caused by a vitamin deficiency. I'd get some poultry vitamins from your feed store, or some poly vi sol infant vitamins from a supermarket and start treating for it. Even if it isn't a deficiency, it wouldn't hurt to try, just in case.
     
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

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    Just make sure there is no iron in the vitamins.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Quite right!

    I forgot to add this.
     
  7. SilkieHenHoney

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    Thanks
     
  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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