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Badly limping

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

  1. Tlw20202013

    Tlw20202013 In the Brooder

    Sep 4, 2014
    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 7 Years

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    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

    Sep 4, 2014
    I have a rooster. Could he have hurt her?
  4. BrazosChick

    BrazosChick In the Brooder

    Nov 8, 2014
    Brazoria, TX
    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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