Believe rooster topped her and hurt her foot.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lynn.hobby, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. lynn.hobby

    lynn.hobby Out Of The Brooder

    Young hen fine one moment... hour or so later she's walking but with her foot folded underneath her. (Ours are free roam chickens.) Doesn't act like there's any pain. It's not her leg... it's below the ankle part. I've confined her and have a make-shift cardboard piece taped under her foot. I'm giving her a vitamin/electrolyte water solution and she's eating and drinking fine. She was even keeping up with her buddies. What else can I do?
     
  2. lynn.hobby

    lynn.hobby Out Of The Brooder

    Feeling lonely...
     
  3. ChickyLoo

    ChickyLoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like you've taken care of her well; it's a very good sign that she is eating and drinking and getting around so well. You can overdo the vitamins and electrolytes; be cautious about that. A little extra protein might be good, nothing much, though, maybe a scrambled egg in the AM for a few days, something like that.
     
  5. lynn.hobby

    lynn.hobby Out Of The Brooder

    THANKS. I do treat them with mealworms for protein. I feel better.
     

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