Pullet with swollen joint; limping

Jul 24, 2019
Boerne TX
Hi all. I made a similar post a while back about this same bird but I wanted to make another to see if anyone else would chime in. I have a 4 month old BLRW pullet whose hock (knee?) joint is swollen and she limps around on it. I did Aspirin in her water for 3-4 days about a month ago but that didn’t help, but I am thinking about trying that one more time. I’ve separated her into a smaller pen in the coop so she doesn’t move around on it for a couple weeks and that didn’t help so she’s out when my flock is out now. I’ve tried cooling the leg with cold water but that hasn’t helped. I’m worried that there’s fluid in the joint. I’d really rather not see a vet since I feel like that would be pretty expensive and I don’t even know of any vets that would work on chickens in my area, but I’ve been considering it now that I’m at a loss of what to do. Anyone have any ideas?

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