Rooster is limping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dragonfly Ranch, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Not sure if there is much that can be done here - but thought I'd run it up the flag pole anyway. Yesterday we noticed that our rooster was limping and holds foot up. There had been a scuffle in the coop on Monday when I put them in for the night and not sure if that is when he got hurt. I checked him over and don't see any blood or other marks and he does not jerk when you touch it. I assume that I should just keep an eye on him - or does anyone have other advise. Thanks so much


    Be a good listener to your friends
     
  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

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    I dont know for sure but it sounds like youre doing the right thing [​IMG]
     
  3. Rocky Top Chick

    Rocky Top Chick Songster

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    I had a hen with the exact thing happen. I just crushed up baby aspirin and gave to her. She was better in about a week.
     
  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Check the bottom of his foot to be sure he's not got bumblefoot.
     
  5. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    What is bumblefoot? - I'm still a newbie
     
  6. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    It is an infection they get on the bottom of the foot from a small cut or sliver. It creates a cyst like thing or a scab that has to be opened, drained, cleaned and wrapped.
     
  7. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Thank you I'll look again tonight. I didn't see anything but then I didn't really know what to look for.
     
  8. Stevens

    Stevens Hatching

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    If no wound is visible, I would say he sprained his leg.

    Keep him in a small cage to restrict his movement for a few days to one week.
     

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