- Dec 10, 2013
We have a hen that is having issues. Has been for a while. She will try and walk, but fall forward, off balance. They were all vaccinated for new castle, so we knew that was not it. We thought maybe it was an infection or vitamin issue, but we pumped her full of both and no change. I watched her walk, like REALLY watched her, and noticed that her forward toes on both feet bend up at the second knuckle[in from the claw] when she takes a step, causing her to push up with her other toes and it knocks her forward. We are going to splint it, but we would like to know if it's simply a case of broken toes due to the boys[5 of them that all like to jump the girls at the same time] or if it's something more serious.