My Easter egger has a limp and her leg joint is hot! Help!
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I have a 4 year old Easter egger hen who has had a limp for about 3 days now. I've looked at her foot and the only thing I see or feel is her joint feels hot. Foot looks fine. She always standing with one leg up. She can put some weight on it to walk but you can tell it must hurt her. What can I do? I don't want her to keep feeling bad. What does the hot joint mean? I'm wondering if she just jumped off of something and twisted her leg.
She may have sprained or injured her leg. If you can separate her so you can limit her activity and give her time to heal that would be good. Placing a wire kennel in the run so she can still be with the flock works well.
Provide her with some poultry vitamins and give her some extra protein like egg or tuna.
The hock feeling hot, could be inflammation, so hopefully with limited activity and a few days rest that will clear up.
Keep us posted.