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Swollen, hot to touch leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tara Black, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Tara Black

    Tara Black Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my hen started limping slightly three days ago, and I figured she probably just landed on it to hard or something of that nature, because it wasn't swollen, she didn't seem hurt or upset by anything I did to it to try and assess for breaks or anything and I couldn't find any cuts or scabs or anything, and it wasn't swollen. I put her in a dog crate in my basement (its cool and quiet down there so I figured she could rest up and keep off it) and watched her closely. Today she seemed fine and was putting weight on it again, so I put her back with the flock. This afternoon I go to let everyone out to free range and she is putting no weight on it and now its really swollen. What can I do to ease her pain and can I give her an anti-inflammatory? What should I do to help her heal? I can't find anything physically wrong other then it being swollen. Suggestions?
     
  2. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Overrun With Chickens

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    Look under the ball of her foot, she may have bumble foot. A good soak in a warm Epsom salt bath, will help with the swelling.
     
  3. Tara Black

    Tara Black Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No scabs or anything.
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  4. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Overrun With Chickens

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    They look pretty good , I'd keep her confined and give her half a baby aspirin for the pain.
    Arnica products are also good for pain. She may have just landed awkwardly on when she came down from the perch.
     

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