when will my roo stop limping?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BellLisamo, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    My poor roo, was delivered to me from my brother in law, in a plastic crate... when he got here, he was limping and it STILL limping. I looked for cuts and dont see anything wrong with it.
    Can they break toes? I am new i dont know anything about this just yet. Any ideas on when he'll stop limping or what i should do?
    He uses it but limps constantly. Hes eating/drinking and jumping. So he seems normal but hes limping.

    Help us!
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Possibly his legs or feet were injured in transit. Does he have access to a low roost so he doesn't have to jump down a lot? Even a bale of straw or hay would be better than having to jump down from anywhere at this point. If adjusting roost height isn't practical in the coop you may have to baby him elsewhere so that he isn't fussing over hens and moving around too much until he heals. Even a piece of 4x4 on some bedding might be all he needs for now.

    Are the bottoms of his feet okay?
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2009
  3. Kitchenella

    Kitchenella Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 11, 2008
    Beitar Illit, Israel
    I had a teenage hen that had a similar problem. After 6 weeks I finally isolated her in a pen underneath a hutch on our balcony. I gave her a 2/4 resting on the short sides of two bricks to perch on. After 10 days I re introduced her to the flock. She was fine but I was worried that her growth was stunted as she seemed to stop growing for awhile.

    Then , after a couple months she started getting bigger and feathering out and recently laid her first egg.

    Good luck,

  4. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:he only has to jump about 2 1/2 feet to where the hen boxes will go, then theres a 2x4 appx 2 ft about that. He likes to hang out on that first jump. 2 1/2 feet off the ground. Theres hay on the ground in the hen house that he sleeps in. His foot seems fine to me, i looked all over it and theres no cuts, no wounds, nothing. I'm thinking it got stuck in the @#$%& crate box, the dummy put him in. If i need to baby him, the only thing i have right now to put him in is in a great dane kennel. How long should i keep him from doing those activities?
  5. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:thats for the tip. i may have to do that. i hate seeing him limping. hes such a pretty guy.
  6. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    do a good recheck of his feet..bottoms and between toes..
    check the toes/nails.
    look for any scrape, sore or scab...missing nail..
    check the legs/feet for any swelling or heat..

    keep him in a confined area with good shelter from wet or draft.. with soft clean bedding, or very low roost..use a wide board..as suggested..
    so he can rest the leg..
    have food and water close by..
    give him good feed, and some extra protein..such as egg..
    see how he does..
    hard to know how long it will take..
    not too long..

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