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Hello,

I noticed today my welsch harelquin hen, Lulu was limping today.  Her waddle was off.  I was able to pick her up and feel her belly (thinking it may have been an eggbound issue), but nothing felt abnormal  Her legs look fine too...nothing weird.

 

Has anyone experienced something like this, and what might I do?  She is almost 6 moths, and she and her "sisters" have been safe, and from what I think, happy and secure.

 

Any thoughts?  I am hesitant to go right to a vet just yet.

 

Felt pelvis of all 4 of my girls today (2 WH, 2 Choc Runner) and all seemed to pass the Metzler finger test for wide pelvis (laying indicator).  I have been getting two green and one white egg for the past two days.  Otheriwise it has been one or two green ones  a day.

 

Thank you!

1 dear husband,3 great kids, and the pets... a Westie, a Kitty, and the new duckies! 2 WH,2 Choc Runner all hens.

Living in wonderful WI and now enjoying fresh duck eggs daily. : )

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1 dear husband,3 great kids, and the pets... a Westie, a Kitty, and the new duckies! 2 WH,2 Choc Runner all hens.

Living in wonderful WI and now enjoying fresh duck eggs daily. : )

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post #2 of 5

Hi, I just found this...

 

She may have a sprained leg - Epsom salt compress and a nice ointment like T-Relief (just a tiny dab, massaged into the leg) twice a day will probably help.

 

Please send an update when you can!  Welcome!

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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Originally Posted by Amiga View Post
 

Hi, I just found this...

 

She may have a sprained leg - Epsom salt compress and a nice ointment like T-Relief (just a tiny dab, massaged into the leg) twice a day will probably help.

 

Please send an update when you can!  Welcome!

Hi All, my hen (Lulu) is doing better.  She still has a slight limp (and that's limp, not limpp...) and not waddling so drastically from side to side.

My husband thinks it happened when the girls were running in the yard and she tripped (the welsh harlequins are not as graceful of a runner like the runners!).  I did not feel anything odd, and her leg looked fine (no sores, swelling).  I think she will be ok.

 

Thanks Amiga for your reply and asking for followup! 

1 dear husband,3 great kids, and the pets... a Westie, a Kitty, and the new duckies! 2 WH,2 Choc Runner all hens.

Living in wonderful WI and now enjoying fresh duck eggs daily. : )

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1 dear husband,3 great kids, and the pets... a Westie, a Kitty, and the new duckies! 2 WH,2 Choc Runner all hens.

Living in wonderful WI and now enjoying fresh duck eggs daily. : )

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post #4 of 5

Please do keep us updated!  Sprains can take days and days to heal up.

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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That's good to know, thank you so much!
 

1 dear husband,3 great kids, and the pets... a Westie, a Kitty, and the new duckies! 2 WH,2 Choc Runner all hens.

Living in wonderful WI and now enjoying fresh duck eggs daily. : )

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1 dear husband,3 great kids, and the pets... a Westie, a Kitty, and the new duckies! 2 WH,2 Choc Runner all hens.

Living in wonderful WI and now enjoying fresh duck eggs daily. : )

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