What's wrong with my RIR's legs????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sgall, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. sgall

    sgall Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so here we go......
    About 2 weeks ago I noticed one of my RIRs was limping a bit on one leg. I have been watching her closely and she seemed to make a full recovery.
    BUT.............
    Last Saturday I started chicken antibiotics because we had one suddenly die and we were unsure and I wanted to be safe rather than sorry and lose another one of my girls. I decided we would treat them for 6 days to be sure to get all the worms, etc. that could be affecting them if they exsisted.
    AROUND.....
    around day 3 or 4 of antibiotics when I went out to check them, one of my RIR's was laying and having some trouble walking. At that time it looked like one of her legs was just straightened out and she was trying to walk on her hocks but having lots of trouble.
    Since then...
    Since then I have kept her iscolated. BUT now her other foot is curled up. She is unable to walk at all but when I walk out to check her she kind of stands up from a laying position but it is on her hock on the left leg and the right foot stays curled up underneath her. She is eating and drinking just fine and in fact other than her legs she looks very healthy. Last night I gave her some scrambled eggs, dog food and molasses and she ate a whole bowl of it. I also started a vitamin treatment today. I just don't know what else to do with her. I feel bad but I really do not believe she is in any kind of pain.

    I did also notice today that she has brown diarrhea with a little white on the ends of it. I will try to post some pics in just a bit. Thanks for ANY help you can offer.
     
  2. sgall

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  4. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No idea. I can't see where it may be bumblefoot or mites. How old is she and is this the same chicken that was limping previously? <at least it's a bump where maybe someone more knowledgeable will see it>
     
  5. sgall

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    Thanks for the reply!!! She isn't even one yet. She layed for a couple of weeks and stopped but they all did so I'm assuming its because of the colder weather. I'm not sure if its the same one that was limping but I believe so. Its just weird with us giving her the antibiotic for her to just curl up like that. I stopped the antibiotic and am now just watching them closely. Its the weirdest thing. Do you know if they can get Bumble in both feet at once? I will go check her in a bit to see if it's Bumble on the bottom but I don't think it is. THanks for the bump! [​IMG]
     
  6. Chris09

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    That looks like a nutritional deficiency of riboflavin. What feed are you feeding?


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  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Had to add that isn't Bumble foot.

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  8. sgall

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    I'm giving her 16% Dumor Layer. The last 2 days I have been giving dog food, eggs, crumbles, and pellets. She is not drooping anywhere and she lets us mess with her she just cant walk. Stumbles EVERYWHERE and prefers not to get up. Since I have been giving her the different types of food she hasn't really shown any improvement. I did start her on a vitamin supplement today hoping it will help..... As for the runny poo I'm not sure but it stinks horrible!!!!
     
  9. Hunter0704

    Hunter0704 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might be missing something here but I have to ask.....why are you feeding a chicken dog food? All a chicken needs is chicken feed!
     
  10. nurse_turtle

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    At her age and with other symptoms, I would expect a cancer of some sorts.....
    NEVERMIND, that was your other sick chicken post.
     
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