chicken having a problem walking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by anet, Feb 3, 2012.

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    anet New Egg

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    • After being lost in the cold for a few days my chicken came back but can not walk very well, we have her inside now and she is eating and drinking, . she is walking slow and body seems lower to the ground than normal , we thought that she might be egg-bound so we checked last night and oiled her up, now I'm not sure if that is the problem, she seems to be limping a bit but nothing seems broken .....do you think that she is just weak from lack of food and water? she seemed to sit on a perch ok when I helped her up....i have no idea....the poor thing only has one eye so I am afraid the other chickens will attack her and she wont be able to defend herself. I guess I will keep her inside my house and hopefully she will get stronger and heal. Anysuggestions would be greatly appreciated, thank you

     
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    anet New Egg

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    ok tried to copy and paste from another forum but it didnt work, it so I will try again......I have a chicken( her name is one eye) that has been in the house with us for a few days, she was lost out in the cold for 3 days and when shecame back could not walk very well, first we thought that she was egg bound but now we are thiking that it may b one of her legs, nothing seems to be broken but she is walking very slow, I would like to bring her back outside with the other girls but am afraid that they will attack her. is there something that I should be looking for to try ad help her before I bring her back, I just dont think that she will be able to defend herself in this weakened state plus she only has one eye. Anyhelp would be appreciated, thank you
     
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    anet New Egg

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    brought her outside with the other hens and they attacked her she cant run away fast enough so she is back inside with me, I guess I will just have to figure it out.
     

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