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Injured hen

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Hi! I am new to BackYard Chickens. We primarily raise Rhode Island Reds. We just got a 5 month old hen whose foot got stepped on by a goat (5 days before we got her). She does not put weight on the foot. We have her in a small area separated from the group, but I am not sure what to do next. Please share your expertise with me!!!
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Are you able to tell if something is broken, maybe a little out of alignment. I know you can try splinting if needed. Or, it may just be badly bruised and just needs time to mend. Separation is good idea. Somewhere she can't perch, so she doesn't jump or fall and make it worse.
Good luck to you. Hope she mends quickly.

Mother of 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 horses, 3 pygmy goats, 3 rabbits, 5 steer, 4 rhode island reds, and 5 golden comets....with much help from my husband.

 

Updated: Mother of 2 kids, 1 dogs, 1 horse, 2 pygmy goats, 0 rabbits, 4 steer, 1 rhode island red, 2 golden comets, 3 jersey giants, 2 barred rock, 2 partridge rock, 3 dixie rainbow, and 17 khaki campbells....with much help from a very patient...

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Mother of 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 horses, 3 pygmy goats, 3 rabbits, 5 steer, 4 rhode island reds, and 5 golden comets....with much help from my husband.

 

Updated: Mother of 2 kids, 1 dogs, 1 horse, 2 pygmy goats, 0 rabbits, 4 steer, 1 rhode island red, 2 golden comets, 3 jersey giants, 2 barred rock, 2 partridge rock, 3 dixie rainbow, and 17 khaki campbells....with much help from a very patient...

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Hi I am new and my chick started limping what should I do
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