Rooster with use of only one leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Confusedfarmer, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Confusedfarmer

    Confusedfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all i have a New Hampshire red Rooster about 5 years of age great boy but for the past 4 months or so seems like he is only able to walk on one leg he will not put pressure on the other i didnt see that anything looked broke or injured but i dont understand what could be wrong any idea's?
     
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    FOUR months?
    Poor boy. Has he been getting around alright?
    JJ
     
  3. Confusedfarmer

    Confusedfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    yes he gets around just fine but he cant mate so i got 2 new roosters
     
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    have you looked an the foot pad ... (underneath) ?
     
  5. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen who broke her leg and got an abscess on her leg very high up. Even though it is healed very well, she is still hoping around on one leg, been about 8 months now....

    good luck with your roo.
     
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    How's everything else with him - appetite, poop, energy, comb color? Does he seem in pain? Do the other roos kick his butt or leave him be?
    JJ
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Does the leg hang there limp or does he hop on it slightly?

    Jody
     
  8. Confusedfarmer

    Confusedfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    when he stands or walks he kinda swings his leg back and forth trying to keep his balance he doesnt seem to be in pain and his pooping and eating seems right on as far as his comb color its bright red.
     
  9. dozen chickens

    dozen chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    We had a chicken just like that, but im not sure if it was a rooster. and he was around 3 or 5 monthes. Just try to give him water with terramycine and rap his leg in a wrap from murdochs. just dont give up, unless he gets to the point that he looks like hes in a lot of pain, because thats what happened to my chicken. That is why my dad had to kill it while i was away but i believe he could have gotten better
     

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