Trouble walking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Perezfourlife, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. Perezfourlife

    Perezfourlife Hatching

    Apr 30, 2007
    I've had this bantam(out of 3) for about 1-2 months fresh from the hacthery. Well a couple of days ago she started walking wierd, like one of her legs hurt or something. I assumed it was maybe the equivelant to a sprained ankle and assumed it would go away. well today I noticed she hardly walks anymore and when she does the moment she steps on that foot she nearly falls head over heels....idk what may be wrong so i'm asking anyone that may have a clue to help! thanks to all
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Does she have any "grip" with the hurt leg?
    Could someone have stepped on her foot?
    Does she have a black spot on the pad of the hurt foot?
    Is any place on her leg or foot swollen or hot to the touch?
    What kind of chick is she?
  3. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Is there any way she could have stepped on a tack or a piece of broken glass? A stable from a stable gun or even a thorn could do it. If that is the case, you should see red swelling and feel the heat of the infection. You will need to get the object out and keep the area cool. If someone stepped on it, it may be broke. Can you heard or feel any movement when you move the foot? Not much you can do until you figure out what is wrong and then it could be a wait and pray situation. good luck

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