Swollen leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mrcheese, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. mrcheese

    mrcheese Hatching

    My wife noticed a couple of days ago that one of our 'teenage" RIR had a swollen leg. I checked it out today, and it looks pretty bad. It is about twice the normal size, right around the knee. I soaked in warm soapy water, sprayed it with some Bactine, covered in neosporin, and wrapped in a bandaid. I am not sure if there is a cut associated with it, but the poor dear certainly favors it. She is now in a separate smallish cage with food and water. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I am in only my first few months of having chickens, and would hate to lose one now.

    KeesMom? Noble Hill Farm? DrChicken? Please help me help this poor little chicken.


  2. Surehatch

    Surehatch Songster

    Nov 16, 2009
    I will get my vest to look at this post

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