New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How can I help my 2 year old hen?

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 

We were on vacation last week and had a house sitter.  She  texted me that my 2 year old hen was limping, then another text the next day that she was getting worse.  My neighbor came over to check her out but could not find anything. We arrived home last night and saw that she could not stand,  She is alert.  We have isolated her & have given her food and water which she seems to be eating/drinking.. The other 5 hens seem healthy, but worried.  Does anyone have an idea of what might be causing this?  

post #2 of 2
Check the bottom of her foot pad for any scabs or sores.

Hold her up, do both her legs have equal strength and mobility?

Right now you have to figure out if it is an injury that is causing her leg paralysis or if it is something worse (like Mareks).
My Flock: (2) Dark Brahmas, (1) Black Australorp, (2) Golden Sebrights, (1) Old English Game Bantam, (3) Old English Game/Golden Sebright Crosses, (3) Easter Eggers

Affordable, Hand made Jewelry, Support CraftyParrotTG on etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyParrotTG?ref=shop_name_search_sugg

How to Insert Pictures on the BYC Forum: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/inserting-pics-in-on-the-new-byc

Reply
My Flock: (2) Dark Brahmas, (1) Black Australorp, (2) Golden Sebrights, (1) Old English Game Bantam, (3) Old English Game/Golden Sebright Crosses, (3) Easter Eggers

Affordable, Hand made Jewelry, Support CraftyParrotTG on etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyParrotTG?ref=shop_name_search_sugg

How to Insert Pictures on the BYC Forum: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/inserting-pics-in-on-the-new-byc

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home