Chicken limping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by joleen49, May 26, 2012.

  1. joleen49

    joleen49 Hatching

    Jan 23, 2012
    I have a large chicken that has been limping for 1.5 weeks. I kept watching for signs of bumble foot, but none. The foot is swollen and red by ankle and hard on pad. Could it be broken and if so what do I do? I don't want to lose her and there are no vets here that take care of chickens.
  2. rachlore

    rachlore Songster

    Apr 24, 2012
    Southern US
    Find out where the closest vet is that works with chickens and take the time to drive there, i promise there is something bad going on with her foot. Inspect it for bites if she is a free range chicken (snake bites maybe) but there is a pretty bad chance that she will die. im sorry but that just sounds terrible.[​IMG]

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