Rooster is limping

Dragonfly Ranch

Songster
10 Years
May 13, 2009
1,705
6
161
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
 

horsejody

Squeaky Wheel
11 Years
Feb 11, 2008
6,923
39
271
Waterloo, Nebraska
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.
 

Stevens

Hatching
10 Years
Jun 16, 2009
9
0
7
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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