Help - Limping hen!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rwgrout, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. rwgrout

    rwgrout Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2011
    Hi I'm brand new to owning chickens so can use some help/advice. I have a hen who is just about a year old (so I was told) who has started limping yesterday and isn't any better today. Besides the fact that she is having a hard time getting around she seems OK. Eyes are clear and she has a healthy appetite. My husband and I checked her legs today and no toes or other bones feel or look broken, nor does she have any other visible injuries. Any ideas??

  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    Double check her feet - all over but especially on the bottom. Is there something resembling a little black/brown rock? Maybe some swelling around it? If so, it's bumblefoot.

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