Silkie chicken with severe limp

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by harlee95, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. harlee95

    harlee95 New Egg

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    Silkie hen spontaneously developed severe limp walking with foot turned under- no apparent injury, infection or other obvious finding.
    Any ideas as to cause? Do silkies have any genetic predisposition to hip or leg problems?
     
  2. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never owned silkies before so I dont know about genetics, or anything about them really. Could there be anything wrong with her hip? Is there any other odd behaviors? Is she eating/drinking noramally? Please give us more info.
     

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