What is wrong with her leg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RachaelS, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I am reposting this, because I think the old one may not have had as good of info. This is a chicken that is now 4 weeks old. When born her legs were fine, then about 1 week ago I noticed she kind of moved to one side, but I think she is blind on that side so I did not think much of it. However, 4 days ago she stopped “walking” she now "hobbles" with one leg out to the side, when she gets going fast it is in a circular motion, kind of like drawing an “m”, if that makes sense. So it seems to be getting worse. She can not keep up with the group and seems to get tired faster. Any ideas on what this could be?

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  2. Okie Amazon

    Okie Amazon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a broken/dislocated hip.
     
  3. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did she have an accident? It sork of looks out of socket..
     
  4. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can that be fixed?
     
  5. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not that I am aware of, but I am not there all day long. None of the other chicks pick on her either.
     
  6. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, she does not act like she is in pain when I move it around.
     
  7. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else? What should I do?
     
  8. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ???? It seems to be getting worse.
     
  9. nurse_turtle

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    I can offer my experience with human hips. Usually if someone has a broken or dislocated hip, the affected leg is slightly rotated outward and slightly shorter than the unaffected leg.
     

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