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purple on the comb and ear

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by melodieanne5, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. melodieanne5

    melodieanne5 New Egg

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    We found our white leghorn Spanky on the bottom of the coop and she won't walk or stand without falling, her comb has had some purple at the ends and undeer ear is also purple. Is she ok?
     
  2. Roosterlover5

    Roosterlover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a pic?
     
  3. melodieanne5

    melodieanne5 New Egg

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    She won't stand up and when she does she falls to the right, we felt around for anything weird,her underside is dirty, vent is good. Could she be sick?
     
  4. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any scabs, sores or open wounds on either of her legs? Check the bottom of her feet as well. Are any of your other chickens acting this way? When you touch her leg, does she pull back or react like she's in pain? It could be a sprained or broken bone in one of her legs, maybe from falling off a roost. It may be not a problem and heal over, but if she's not able to walk, seperate her and provide food and water close to her so she can eat and drink easily. Any other details will help me tell you whats wrong with the poor girl! Praying for her!
     
  5. melodieanne5

    melodieanne5 New Egg

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    We checked her out pretty good we kind of held her underside up and checked her legs and she seemed lethargic, not caring if we moved her. No sores, lesions or any sign of injury, her legs go out and in but whe she stands she falls to the right side with her wing out to catch her and then she sits down. It is very weird. The purple we are not sure about either. She did lay an egg today and we cracked it open to see if it was ok. We are not sure if we should eat her eggs or not. I hope this is more helpful.
     
  6. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really thinking now she might have a broken leg. I just scanned this thread and it sounded similar to your girl: http://www.chickencrossing.org/forum/viewtopic.php?id=5602

    So, what I would suggest is to dissolve a 325mg asprin into a gallon of water and let her drink freely. If (I know alot of chicken raisers don't do vets, so this is just a option) you can and want to take her to a vet to have it looked at and set, you can do that within a price range of probably 50 - 90 dollars. Or you can try to splint it yourself: http://www.lbah.com/word/fractured-bird-leg/ Research a little more about broken legs with chickens, and you may find some other advice that may help you out. Keep me updated on what happens! :)
     
  7. melodieanne5

    melodieanne5 New Egg

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    Poor Spanky is still hobbling around, we can't find where her leg would be broken and she doesn't complain when we poke and prod. She is just rather docile. She is a sweet bird. Could she die from the injury? We are not sure how to treat her.
     
  8. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends. If a bird brakes its leg, it will have a hard time getting around unless treated. And this will also mean she will be at the bottom of the pecking order and could get beat up. Try to look up "chicken has broken leg" and read about how to splint it yourself. Keep us updated and if it gets worse, post on here!
     

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