Silkie limping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sklingonz, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. sklingonz

    sklingonz Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 four month silkies. One of my splash started limping yesterday. I noticed but wasn't quite sure something was wrong until today. She lays down a lot and limps when she does get up to walk. She is eatting and hopefully drinking. The other chickens are sitting next to her when she does lay down. After inspecting her leg, I notices a few of her toes are curled. Anyone have any idea?
    Thanks
     
  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

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    Are her nails too long? Could she have stepped on a rock or something? Are the toes curled under or to the side, and how many toes?

    Might you be able to take a picture?
     
  3. PTSM

    PTSM Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi - i wrote something about my hen limping today too (here are the details - https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=128683). This same hen used to have a curled toe. I don't know where it came from, but it lasted for about a month, then just went away. Of course, she has different issues now (constantly being pecked at), but the toe curl just went away one day. I would try to do little exercises on her (almost like physical therapy [​IMG]) to move her toe around and get the blood running. She didn't seem to mind this at all. I don't know if it helped, but I tried to make it better for her and it went away!
     
  4. sklingonz

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    When my hubby gets home, I will have him help me take a picture of her foot. Thanks for the comments.
     

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