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Sick (hen or roo, not sure yet) isn't using their leg

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This morning I noticed one of our easter eggers was limping a little.  I figured there was a squabble over something as everyone has been stuck in the run quite a bit lately since they had lice.

This evening the chicken is just laying there, unable to walk or use the leg now.

I checked for bumble foot, everything looks clear.

The crop is full, poo looks normal.

Eyes clear, nostrils clear.

Comb and wattles look normal.

Ate some eggs and drank some water.

I brought the chicken inside to the "hospital", he/she is just laying there, slightly to the left.  The right leg is the one not working.

 

What on earth do you think is going on?!

Thanks.

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I should add that the bird can move the foot and leg, but isn't moving it.
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I am dealing with the same issue with one of my recently acquired hens. Over the weekend she started limping. She is unable to get on the roost in the evening, but my husband says she comes out of the coop during the day into the yard. I am concerned she possibly broke her leg. Any advice/direction on this issue would be greatly appreciated.
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I am dealing with the same issue with one of my recently acquired hens. Over the weekend she started limping. She is unable to get on the roost in the evening, but my husband says she comes out of the coop during the day into the yard. I am concerned she possibly broke her leg. Any advice/direction on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Weird, I replied to this earlier, but it didn't post.

 

Anyhow, does she have bumble foot?  Clean off the foot, look for swelling and a scab.  You can google bumble foot and will find all kinds of pictures and helpful remedies. 

I've never had a bird with it, but I know you will be able to find helpful information!

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Weird, I replied to this earlier, but it didn't post.

Anyhow, does she have bumble foot?  Clean off the foot, look for swelling and a scab.  You can google bumble foot and will find all kinds of pictures and helpful remedies. 
I've never had a bird with it, but I know you will be able to find helpful information!
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I thought of that...problem is it's dark when I go to work and by the time I get home. I'm going to have to get some help to check it out.
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I thought of that...problem is it's dark when I go to work and by the time I get home. I'm going to have to get some help to check it out.
I would just set up the chicken hospital, bring her in, clean her foot, and let her rest inside a day or two. Bumble foot or not.
Good luck!!!
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