Rooster with a bad leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4stakes, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. 4stakes

    4stakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a BLRW rooster with a bad leg. It has been getting worse every day. I am thinking his thigh is out of joint? He probably weighs about 8-9 pounds. Should we put him down or any remedy's out there?

    Thanks, Kevin
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can you describe it a little more? Does it seem like a sprain? Is it swollen, and is it at a joint or in between 2 joints? Can he stand? Is he laying down, and does he have a blister on his chest? Rooster leg injuries are tougher to treat than with hens because they are so much more active. Their are also some diseases such as viral arthritis and mycoplasma synoviae that can cause swelling in the joints and infection in the bone. Make sure he is in a cage resting the leg. Give him vitamins in his water. Aspirin could make him feel better, but he is liable to get up on the leg too much. Here are 2 links to read about leg diseases:
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/99/mycoplasma-synoviae-infection-ms-infectious-synovitis
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/164/viral-arthritis
     
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  3. 4stakes

    4stakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He had issues with his leg before. We made a ramp to the roost that he could use. He is 10 months old. His legs don't seem to be swollen. He fell over today out in the run. He stands on his good leg and has a hard time walking.
     

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