I searched this web site and also consulted my Gail Damerow book (Chicken Health) but could reach no conclusions. So, I am reaching out to the collective wisdom of the flocksters on this site.
I have an 18 month old hen who started limping a few weeks ago. As background, she has 3 chicks ~6 weeks old. Her health seems otherwise fine. Her limp has gotten a bit better over the past week. She will walk on the leg but you can tell she is favoring it. I examined her foot and also her leg joints for a slipped tendon, etc. The usual chicken leg problems. There is no sign of swelling or trauma. Her comb, eye, and foot colors are good.
Her diet is 18% all flock pellets, organic homegrown feed, oyster shell, crimped oats, lots of veggies from the farm, and all the grasshoppers and earwigs she can eat.
My instinct at this point is to monitor her daily to ensure she is making positive progress but I don't want to overlook anything diet or disease related.
Thanks in advance!
Edited by Independence - 8/23/15 at 8:28pm