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Hen sidesteps, keeps low to the ground...

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Hey all.

My Sussex speckled hen, Pearl just got up from lying down, I believe, and she kept her body low to the ground, and sidestepped, in a diagonal line. We think she had a pulled muscle, but is it something else..? She's fine now, but..

She has a permanent limp, so we're also wondering if she can't put weight on that leg anymore and that's why she's sidestepping..
Edited by 1ChickenKeeper - 9/27/15 at 3:22pm
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Happy owner of; 1 amazing good boy, 2 quiet hermit crabs, and fish. C:
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post #2 of 4
How old is she, could be Mareks.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
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post #3 of 4
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

How old is she, could be Mareks.

She's about 2 years old.

It could be Marek's, but she got the limp from a surprise raccoon attack from freaking out, but it still could be Marek's...
Happy poultry owner of 5 happy backyard hens; 1 Sussex speckled, 1 Welsummer, 1 EE, 1 Blue Copper Maran, and 1 Silver-laced Wyandotte <33
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Happy owner of; 1 amazing good boy, 2 quiet hermit crabs, and fish. C:
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Happy poultry owner of 5 happy backyard hens; 1 Sussex speckled, 1 Welsummer, 1 EE, 1 Blue Copper Maran, and 1 Silver-laced Wyandotte <33
~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.
Happy owner of; 1 amazing good boy, 2 quiet hermit crabs, and fish. C:
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post #4 of 4
Hopefully she just sprained the foot and recovers, I believe she's too old to be showing symptoms of Mareks, leg injuries can take months to heal, just make sure she's not being bullied if you have other chickens. As long as she eating and drinking and looks healthy besides the strange gait, I wouldn't worry too much, just give her some time and maybe keep her from moving around too much.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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