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Pullet has a hurt leg and seems sick

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My pullet has a hurt leg. She walks with a limp and it's been a week now with no improvement. She stopped laying entirely and seems to be digesting food very slowly. Her crop is full in the morning. If I touch her leg she pulls it back in pain. I posted a thread a few days ago and got some replies but now that she's not digesting I felt like I should post again. She is inside in a giant dog crate so that she can rest. Any help is appreciated.

 

Thanks!

 

P.S. I noticed a few days ago before she stopped laying that she appeared to have been laying shell less eggs while roosting (She just started laying and along with the others sometimes would drop an egg while roosting) which would then break on the ground. Then she just stopped laying. She does have access to oyster shell.


Edited by SJchickens - 10/8/15 at 8:13am

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Sorry that I didn't see this earlier.  Hopefully the problem rectified itself.  If it happens again check out these links concerning crop health

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/948002/impacted-crop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/714586/sour-crop

 

I am wondering if the two events are related.  Perhaps she hurt her leg trying to escape a predator.  This may have put her in a state of shock which could shut down her digestive system. 

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