Silkie with Extremely swollen foot and leg

Becca Mahoney

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm so sorry y'all. No pics, too dark she I found. Little Silkie hen with one foot and leg so swollen I can only compare to Bugs Bunny's ballon like glove. She's limping a little. Crop not full, nor empty. Doesn't seem weak. Saw a spot of fresh blood when I picked her up to inspect. Will check closer in a.m. Trying to get a headstart on treatment. I have Epsom salts, water soluble antibiotics and injectable Tylan on hand. Tia
 

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It's hard to know what's going on without photos.

Since you saw fresh blood on the foot(?) bringing her in so you can inspect her really well for injury/wounds that would be good.
A ballooned up leg could be caused by several things - check to make sure she doesn't have a string wrapped around the leg. It won't hurt to soak a swollen leg in epsom salts. When you have examined and determined the cause of the swelling - antibiotics may be appropriate, but I would not use them unless necessary.
 

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