newkfarm

In the Brooder
Mar 16, 2017
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Indiana
I was directed here to all of you knowledgeable meat raisers! I had a dozen cornish cross that we raised for meat. When they were maybe 6 weeks old, the coop flipped from the wind (lesson learned, it was staked down better afterwards) and we lost 2. One was injured and walked with her leg out to the side for several days, but over time began walking correctly. She seemed fine for a couple of weeks, but didn't grow as fast as the rest so they went to butcher and she's stayed behind. During this time, they were all moved to the new, bigger coop where they are allowed out in a run all day long so she is getting more exercise. Now her leg is swelling and she's limping on it again. My daughter came in and said her other leg is beginning to swell today also. Any thoughts? There are no obvious injuries, spots, etc. The swelling is even throughout the leg. Do I need to treat her with antibiotic? Put her somewhere alone so that she doesn't have to walk & let it heal? I'm leaning towards some kind of strain simply because I can't figure out how she'd get an infection. Any help would be appreciated.
 

newkfarm

In the Brooder
Mar 16, 2017
57
11
46
Indiana
Hi there!
Here is some info about legs/injuries/treatments.
https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

I would like to ask why, if she is being raised for meat, did you just not "help" her with when you processed the others?
She was smaller than all the others and at the time she was walking fine. I was giving her more time to grow. She's still not growing like the others had, she's staying more in line with my egg layers in size and build.
 

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