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Chicken with injured leg

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BreeNoonan, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. BreeNoonan

    BreeNoonan New Egg

    Mar 1, 2016
    San Diego
    My Barred Rock started limping 8 days ago and at first she would only want to lay down in the dirt. We immediately took her away from the flock because they were ganging up on her. There were no signs of injury and she could still curl her toes, still wanted to roost on our kitchen chair any chance she got to get out... No signs of bumble foot. We have been keeping her in a container in the garage and feeding her like a queen. Every so often we let her mosey around the yard,but she still has a bit of limp. How long should we keep her confined before seeking more serious help? We have been giving her baby asprin. Not sure what else do. Any advice is appreciated.
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please keep her separated from the flock, the others will end up killing her. That's how the bird brain works, anything that is different, ill, injured is dealt with in severest fashion.

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