hen gimping

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by pfd, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. pfd

    pfd Out Of The Brooder

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    My guinea hen is gimping on her right leg. She is eating and drinking but I don't have a clue what happened. She uses it lightly. What can i do for her? Thanks for any info.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can confine her to a cage with food and water so she uses the injured leg less until she heals, but sometimes that can aggravate the problem and make her pace non-stop from being separated from the flock. Usually Guineas with minor injuries will usually baby themselves until they heal, so if there's no visible injury/blood you could just keep an eye on her and see if the limping gets worse. If it does, then I'd consider confining her at that point.
     
  3. pfd

    pfd Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, I will keep a close eye on her.
     

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