Stepping on her feet..keeping to herself..injured or bow legged? help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by apmomma, May 8, 2011.

  1. apmomma

    apmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    We've just begun to realize that one of our little Welsummers (maybe 8wks+/-1wk) is having leg problems...
    She's been staying up in the coop by herself, not coming down the ladder into the run with the others, just perched and cheeping. When she does walk (which isn't often) her legs cross so that she's stepping on her own foot, even when she is perched her feet are on top of eachother.
    Do you think she got hurt or is she developing abnormally??
    Any help would be SO appreciated.. I searched but could only find info on straddle leg.
    We're afraid that when we eventually introduce these chicks to our 1yr old flock that she'll be picked on..

    Thank you!
     
  2. apmomma

    apmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, just had to bump this...hoping someone will help..

    I've had recommendation that she'll need to be culled. I just keep hoping as she grows she'll out grow it?? Am I being silly? I watched her closely today and when she walks her feet cross in front of eachother (instead of straight). Her problem is her stride isn't long enough to accomodate this problem and she steps all over herself. [​IMG] Maybe when she's bigger her step will lengthen and she'll just have a funny inward step? Thoughts???
    I really don't want her to be picked on when we introduce them to the older flock(esp since our wels seem really slow to mature, much smaller than the other breeds), but really don't want to put her down over a disability like this either [​IMG]

    Last call for advice, opinions, help, PLEASE!
     
  3. momsfarm

    momsfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I also have a 6 month old RIR hen who steps on her own feet and walks stiff legged. She has never roosted on a perch. She barely comes out to eat. She is very alert and happy other than that/ I have no idea what this means or what I can do. She was fine when I first got her.I am also concerned about mites or lice right now. Sorry I cant help you because I dont know what this means either.
     

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