Swollen Hip on Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MattG, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. MattG

    MattG Hatching

    Jul 21, 2010
    One of chickens this morning has a very swollen hip and refused to put weight on that leg. Skin in that area appears dry and cracked, with a little red showing. No cuts that I can see or obvious broken bones. Age is about 7 weeks. Buff Orpington. We didn't notice anything wrong last night.

    Rest of flock is fine. No signs of predators. Did have a pretty loud storm last night.

    We're real new at this, so we could fill volumes with what we don't know.

    Any suggestions, what to try?

    Last edited: Jul 22, 2010

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