Sick Silkie- Lame

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SeanC, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. SeanC

    SeanC New Egg

    Jan 4, 2012
    One of my 10 week old silkies is lame. I first noticed it last night. She is barely able to walk on one leg and backs up only. I inspected her lag and foor but there is no visible signs of sores or injury... Can any one help please?
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I can't really help you "fix" the problem, but I can give you moral support. If she/he just started doing this, and you see no obvious injury, I'd think she twisted her leg somehow, so maybe a sprain or something similar. I would contain her to a small dog or cat carrier (or something similar) to restrict her movement for a few days and see if that helps. If it is a sprain, it needs time to heal. I hope it's something not too serious like a sprain.

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