Quick help question w/ pic's

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by caspernc, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 23 week roo with a swollen foot can't find any injure to it. No scab that is. I have soaked it in epsom salts and have looked all over his foot. He is kind of wild and now that I have him I want to treat him with some antibiotic but all I have is tetracycline. Can I give this in some food? It is the Duramycin-10, and if I can put it in his food what would be the dosage?
     
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  2. CinnamonQueen12

    CinnamonQueen12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could have pulled a muscle or bruised it. Try gently feeling around his foot, top and bottom, and see if he jerks his foot away. Feel around his ankle and toes for a break.
     
  3. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The whole foot is swollen and red and the toes are stiff from the swelling. He seamed like he like it to be soaked but doesn't like me to move it. I'm going to try to get a picture.
     
  4. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the foot. What to do.






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  5. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i fed the guy some egg and he eat it. Haven't seen himm drink yet but I put neo all over his foot wraped it in vet rap strips like a bubble foot and stuck him back out in the coop. I stuck around and made sure some others didn't peck on his vet wrap too much and they were looking at his blue foot and picking at it some but they all got over it and went scratching around elswhere. He has ploped down in the corner of the run. His foot really doesn't look all that bad but it must really hurt or I have wimpy chickens. Does anyone think it could be broken? It feels hard so I don't feel any breaks. [​IMG]
     
  6. dawg53

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    Quote:He probably sprained it or pulled a muscle or tendon jumping down from a high roost or something else high up. This happens to heavy breeds and I have lowered their roosts inside their house to eliminate the problem, especially with my Barred Rocks...so far so good. I normally recommend that a hen be caged for rest and relaxation giving time for the injury to heal because if they are up walking around, it's possible to make the injury worse. It's tough to cage a rooster for rest and relaxation, they want to be with their hens. If your roo doesnt mind being caged for R&R, add some vitamin B complex in his egg for about 5 days, it might help heal his injury sooner. You can buy the vitamin B complex at a pharmacy, crush a couple of the tablets into powder and sprinkle it in his eggs, let him eat. See if there's improvement by letting him out of the cage the 5th day, if not, continue another 5 days then stop the vitamin B complex treatment. These type injuries take time to heal...a week, months or never. I hope he heals quickly.
     
  7. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roosts are only 18" off the ground. I read that some where for BR's. And I can't really cage anything right now because of this horrid heat. I do have a hen also who has a legg problem. Being a hen she is so much easier to catch so I check her everyday, the roo takes two people. I just can't have a chicken in the house. I like my chickens and all but in the dog crate for a couple of hours is about all I can do They do love their coop tho and I take the hen in and out threw out the day. I went inthe run today and it was almost like a kid wanting to be picked up. So I picked her up and took her back inside the coop in front of the fan by the food. They have two fans and I put up blinds to keep the sun out. My adult DD will excape to the coop when she comes over and wants to get outside. She thinks its kind of nice in there. I have a brooder but when I checked the temp in it it was 104 and I just couldn't put the Roo in there. They have been having alot of pecking order fights lately, I just assumed it had to be the heat making everyone grouchy. [​IMG] Then we have hard rain and it REALLY is like an oven outside. Thanks for the advise DAWG. I'll get some B I think I have som liquid. That would be good for both. What about cooling it?
     
  8. CinnamonQueen12

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    Honestly, to me, it sounds like a break or a pulled muscle. Most likely of the ankle joint. Like dawg53 said, he probably hurt himself jumping up or down from something high. If it is a sprain, keep not just the foot, but the ankle and part of the leg wrapped securely in vetrap. Sounds to me like you are doing everything you can! Just keep babying him, and it should heal in a week or so. Keep us updated, and good luck! [​IMG]
     

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