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Roo with broken foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheChickInn29, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. TheChickInn29

    TheChickInn29 Out Of The Brooder

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    So my dark brahma roo started limping badly 4 days ago. He hops on one leg when he walks, he hasnt been eating too much (about 2 grapes and some flower petals off a plant on my deck a day.) he drinks fine. He just lays around all day. I checked his foot the best i could, and nothing appears to be wrong. Its hard to examine his foot cuz its covered with feathers! And if its broken, how would i wrap up his feathery leg? Thanks!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Feel of his leg joints to compare them for any swelling. Feathered legs can be a pain to examine for anything. Check the bottoms of his foot pads for bumblefoot (dark spot, redness, and swelling.) I would pen him up for 1-2 weeks with food water, and poultry vitamins to see if he gets better with rest. A dog crate would enable him to stay with the other chickens.

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  3. TheChickInn29

    TheChickInn29 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok. He definetly does not have bumblefoot. He has no dark spot. But will my best to check his leg. Thanks
     

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