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Swollen cheeks and hurt leg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LazyGirl, May 13, 2008.

  1. LazyGirl

    LazyGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    My BR had what i thought was an injured leg on Friday. Suddenly she couldn't put weight on it and went into the coop and stayed. Nothing seems broken or painful. She now keeps both legs bent at the"knee" and hobbles around. Yesterday the skin under the ear (just above the wattles) was swollen and bleeding. We figured she has been pecked on and isolated her. But both "cheeks" are really puffy and swollen. Is this just from getting pecked, or is she sick or infected???
    She is eating and drinking, laying and pooping.
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    It is really hard to say... NO other symptoms?
    Swelling or such at the "knees" ... have you felt to see if they are warm?
    Can you post a pic of the "cheeks"?
     
  3. LazyGirl

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    here is a pic of the cheek. On my other BRs, that part of the wattles is baggy, but empty. Hers are puffy. The other side is bloody, but we did witness others pecking on both sides of her face.
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  4. LazyGirl

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    here is a bigger pic of the cheek - click on it to see more detail. On my other BRs, that part of the wattles is baggy, but empty. Hers are puffy. The other side is bloody, but we did witness others pecking on both sides of her face.
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  5. dlhunicorn

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    here is an article on fowl cholera which is what comes to mind (but I am not a vet so please do not take this as a diagnosis...anything we suggest here ultimately is a guess) ....here is an article on it (and you will see mention of joint problems which would also explain the lameness):
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/61/fowl-cholera-pasteurellosis
     

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