Sore leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by carlape, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. carlape

    carlape Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    I have a large Brahma rooster, that has a sore leg. It started out as more of a gimp, and now it has progressed to him either laying down, or standing...he won't walk on it. I have checked the bottom of the foot and have found nothing (to my novice eye), isn't bumblefoot have a dark mark? Anyway, he is with the other chickens (they don't mess with him so I thought this would be less stress on him.) He does seem to be getting better, but I want to make sure that I am doing what I can/should. Suggestions/thoughts?
    Thank you,
    Carla
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    How long has he been like this, and how old is he? Its possible that he strained/sprained his leg, for example while jumping off of a roost. I would personally isolate him from the other birds in a well bedded area/pen/crate, with no roost. Give him some vitamins and electrolytes to help him heal. Most of all, leg injuries need rest to heal.
     
  3. carlape

    carlape Out Of The Brooder

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    He has been this more significantly lame for about one week now, but he is getting better with my treatment, so I am hoping he will continue. He is about 5-6 years old. He doesn't roost, they lay on a heavy bed of straw.
     

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