help! my 3 month old pullet has a very hurt leg!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PurplePoppiPpl, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. PurplePoppiPpl

    PurplePoppiPpl Chirping

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    i noticed that she started limping on it a few days ago but then went on vacation for two days when i got back it seems to have gotten worse now she wont even put any weight on it she just hops around on one foot.--- i only have one other chicken right now that is her age and loves her to death, i have been free ranging them for a week or so during the day... i looked on it and couldnt find any external wound and she keeps it curled up all the time...
    i raelly dont know what to do please any advice would help!!
     
  2. rbaker0345

    rbaker0345 Big Mamma Brahma

    I would start by keeping her someplace where she doesn't have to walk around a lot. See if rest helps.
     
  3. Blondiechic

    Blondiechic Chirping

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    one of my girls fell off her perch one night (I secretly think it was me that surprised her) and she was really sore on her leg after that - I kept her locked in by herself for a week or so and it healed. One of my other girls had her toe trodden on by my horse recently and I kept her in a cat cage for a few days until she was really fed up, then in the (chicken) house until she was more comfortable.
    So, my advice (and I am certain others will know more) is to rest her - but for days longer than you will want to!
    BTW both my girls are perfectly fine now!
     

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