Urgent chicken with leg out to side
Just got chickens from a gentleman today & not sure if during catching and transfer if something happened but have chicken approx 18 months (Brahma) I think that can't put weight on leg and as she try's to stand up the leg just moves to front or side of her. I have her in a dog kennel inside the run with food & water in it. What should I do? New to being a chicken mom! I don't know if some of the other girls were laying on her of when they caught her that it might have happened
There are a few things that could have happened to her.
Injury could be to blame. I would feel the leg and try to see if something feels out of joint. If it does or she is in pain then I would suggest taking her to the vet or the stew pot.
Birth defect perhaps? I have a hen whose parent birds were not fed a balanced ration and she has a leg issue that is gradually getting worse as she ages. She is 5 now and gets around ok on it. It sounds like yours is non weight bearing so leaning toward injury with yours.