Badly limping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tlw20202013, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. Tlw20202013

    Tlw20202013 In the Brooder

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    I noticed one of my hens, Screamer, slightly limping yesterday. But today it's gotten worse. Even when she runs she's now hopping or galloping. I can't see anything wrong with her leg or any wounds on the bottom of her foot but she's avoiding putting any pressure on it. I don't know what to do.
     

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    I sounds like she may have sprained it. A break could also be possible, but if there is no swelling or displacement of the bone, you can't know without an Xray. I would cage her inside the coop and run with the other chickens, with food and water containing vitamins. Keep her there for a week, but it may take a couple of weeks to heal.
     
  3. Tlw20202013

    Tlw20202013 In the Brooder

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    I have a rooster. Could he have hurt her?
     
  4. BrazosChick

    BrazosChick In the Brooder

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    Had this same thing happen to our Naked Neck Turken. No visible tears, breaks, swelling….nothing. She barely used the leg at all after a scrapple over the last space on the coveted perch pole. We separated her from the meanies for a week, and after about 3-4 weeks, she was running full throttle on both legs. Good luck to your girl!
     

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