RIR hen leg and foot swolen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AdrieeC, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. AdrieeC

    AdrieeC Pink Roses Farm

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    What can I do to help the swelling go down? She is not using the leg but is still hanging out with the flock pretty well. I don't detect any breaks or external injuries... what could cause this?

    I will try to get a picture up soon!
     
  2. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=354122&p=1

    Possibly
    bumblefoot ? Check her feet ... there is a thread above, but if you search for it you'll find tons on it. There is also a non-invasive treatment tricide Neo - do a search for that as well and you'll find the directions.

    Hope you find the problem !

    If it is bumblefoot and it's gone into her leg, it may be hard to treat. Dawg53 just helped someone who had a severe case, but it was too late and the hen didn't make it.

    http://forum.backyardpoultry.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7983344&start=0

    Here's a good site with a classic example and treatment suggestions.
     

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