Buff Orp hen limping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tigmata, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. tigmata

    tigmata Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 26, 2009
    Yesterday I noticed one of my hens (she is about 7 months old) is limping/hopping and not really using her left leg to walk. Her tail is down and she just sits unless I walk over to her and then she'll do the limp/hop shuffle to move away. Easy to catch as I can walk faster than she can shuffle.

    Her left foot looks fine, and I squeezed up that leg and got no response from the hen that I was hurting her.

    Any ideas? Poor thing looks like a bronze rock in the chicken yard. All the other hens are politely ignoring her.

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