What is wrong with my hens leg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sheeshshe, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought she broke her leg, but a month later (isolated for 3 weeks of the month bc the rooster really likes her) and she still doesn't want to put pressure on that foot/leg. She hasn't laid an egg in months, but I don't think I feel one in there. she is just 1 year old. she hasn't laid eggs since she went broody a few months ago. I think it was april or may that she tried hatching some eggs. no eggs since :(

    I did have one of my 3 month chicks get coccidiosis a few weeks ago. Not sure if that helps any.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Gosh that is a long time to be resting her leg without healing. Is there any way you could take her to the vet for an xray? Have you given her vitamins while she has been isolated? I would try PolyVisol baby vitamins 2 drops daily. Many leg and foot problems are due to vitamin deficiencies. It is worth a try after such a long time.
     
  3. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I will try some vitamins, I didn't think of that. are those the ones with iron or without iron?
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    PolyVisol without iron.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    What a lovely silkie!

    Also check the bottom of her foot for the telltale black scab of bumblefoot. Or note swelling if it is there.
     
  6. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did check for bumblefoot, but I don't see anything there.
     

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