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Limping chicken

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Thread Starter 
One of my 4 month old chicken hurt her leg some how. She likes to jump and play around like a crazy chicken. I felt it its not broken. I think she laden on it wrong or something. She's limping to where she holds her leg up. What do you think is wrong and what should I do?
post #2 of 6

Welcome to BYC she probably just jumped off the roost wrong, you could try putting her in a sling in like a laundry hamper or something, where her legs can slip through but her body is suspended in the air and then have a poop hole as well

post #3 of 6

You can limit her movement for a week or two, by placing her in a crate or pen with food and water. Sprains can take several weeks to heal. If she can't stand, then consider a chicken sling, but if she can stand, I would hold off on a sling. Put some poultry vitamins in her water. Check for any swelling around her joints or bruising.

post #4 of 6
And as I learned, check for cysts on her skin. Cause is feather not developing correctly.
"Feather cyst"

fist time chick owner in 2010, mom to 3, 2 dogs, a new rabbit and hubby too


Added baby duck in 2015.
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fist time chick owner in 2010, mom to 3, 2 dogs, a new rabbit and hubby too


Added baby duck in 2015.
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone. It seems like she just landed on it wrong. She's not limping anymore. I think her and her buddy where playing around to crazy and she just landed on it wrong.
post #6 of 6
Good to hear. Thanks for the update.
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