Swollen chicken legs on a young chicken please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by boondoggle, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. boondoggle

    boondoggle Hatching

    Oct 11, 2009
    we have a young chicken less than a year old with really swollen legs. to start with we thought it was scaly leg but they're not flaking and pictures we've looked at of scaly leg don't look anything like whats wrong with our chickens legs.
    She's in a hutch with 2 other chickens and neither of them are showing any signs of the same thing and are in perfect health.
    the legs are swollen like a water balloon with a slightly green tinge to them.
    Has any one got any idea what might be wrong??

    thank you so much for any help you can give.
  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    It might be a infecttion. Are the others picking on her/him?

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