Update and Lingering ??'s - please read

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by farmsister, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. farmsister

    farmsister Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2007
    Washougal, WA
    Ok, I had posted the other day and a few of you were so gracious and kind to respond.

    Here is the link to that post: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=103019

    taken photos of her today. Last night I held her for quite a while and gave her a little massage of the crop and her back. She kept her eyes closed and leaned against me. Today, she was hopping around quite a bit and making lots of noise. I went to check on her mid morning and she had laid what I believe to be her first egg, it is sandpapery feeling and small.

    Her tail feathers are back up, she is alert, eating, drinking, still runny poo but....

    Her feet are still weird, like she has club feet. You can see in the pictures what I'm talking about. She doesn't have all the symptoms of anything.

    With all that do you all have any other ideas or guesses? Hmmm...

    Thank you all in advance for your support and caring.



  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Has she been vaccinated for Marek's by any chance?
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's either a hatching defect or something genetic...My crowing hen Slifer had one straight toe, but she got around fine.

    You could try massage and gentle stretching of the toes to see if they might straighten, but as long as she can run around, I wouldn't worry about it.

    She's a lovely lady.
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    I feel for the poor girl. It looks like an injury, I'm guessing.

    I'd be making her a house-chicken for a while and looking for a chicken vet, but I'm in love with my girls and they are my pets.

    Best of luck!
  5. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    Did the curled foot start just recently?
  6. farmsister

    farmsister Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2007
    Washougal, WA
    The curled foot thing goes from one left foot to right foot. She cannot stand for very long, she kind of just slides down to rest on her hocks. She stretches her legs out and her toes when she is laying down, but really can't stand and run or walk on her feet.

    I picked her back up tonight and her crop is puffy again, soft but it feels like it is filled with fluid. I massaged it and it went down again a little bit. I just don't know.

    She hasn't been treated for Mareks, or anything else other than the medicated starter feed they were on.

    Aw geez, I hope she gets better, she is such a sweet girl.
  7. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    She does look like a sweetie. Keep pampering her and maybe she can pull out of it. Maybe she got bit by something?
    How long has this been going on? How old is she?
    Good luck with your girl. [​IMG]
  8. farmsister

    farmsister Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2007
    Washougal, WA
    My girl is about 5 months old and this just started Wednesday night of last week.

    I am going to try giving her some baby aspirin diluted in water and some vitamins and hope she pulls out of it I think.

    Thank you so muchh for the for the well wishes.

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