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Thick Legs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vickig, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. vickig

    vickig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 month old Austalorp pullet

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    She walks slower than her sisters, she rest's more.
    She pushes the left leg out to get moving, once she's moving she is slow but she can get moving if need be.
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    She looks like she has gout. What are you feeding them?
     
  3. vickig

    vickig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Laying pellets.

    I have 16 different ages of hens, none of the rest are like this.
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Can you remove her from the flock and let her free range a couple days to see if the swelling goes down?
     
  5. vickig

    vickig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can. She is free ranging now mostly by herself, her sisters stay close and keep an eye on her.

    The thing is they don't feel swollen. They are just thick. No breaks, bends or soft spots.

    I can put her in with the baby chicks, they won't bother her.
     
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  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Gout is usually a very painful condition, so I would be surprised if this is gout. Maybe gout is not painful in chickens?

    Both legs or just one, Vickig?
     
  7. vickig

    vickig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is in both legs. I think I will go down and get her, bring her up here with my chicks.

    I am just totally lost here.
     
  8. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    it kinda reminds me of the cornish crosses legs whever they got too big too fast their legs were big like that and then they gave out from under them.
    i would think about switching her food and maybe like you are doing seperate her and keep and eye on her .
    is she real fat ? maybe she is too heavy ?
     
  9. vickig

    vickig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No she is actually smaller than her sibs. Has barely any comb.

    What would you recommend feeding her?
     
  10. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never seen anything like that before. Maybe she's the Popeye of chickens.

    Is she pooing okay?
     

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