Hen gone lame-out of the blue.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicogal, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. chicogal

    chicogal New Egg

    Apr 18, 2011
    Hello everyone, I am new here.
    We just purchased our first hens last week, they are 4-5 months old Sexlinks. We got 5 of them.
    They all were doing great for the first 4 days, then on day five one of the hens (Eloise) started hobbling around on one leg.
    She eats, drinks and manages to get up and down the ramp to get in and out of the hen house.
    They are completely contained in a safe environment.
    The other hens look out for her and one other hen even lays beside her whatever spot they are in.

    Now today, it seems both her legs have gone lame. She can't seem to get around at all unless she flaps and basically rolls/drags.
    Nothing abnormal with the poop, she does not look sick other than just being unable to get up.
    I have been researching...Merak's, ...injury? But now that both legs are useless, I don't think injury.
    Anybody with a clue?
    I have quarantined her as of today.
    I tried to post images, but as a new member, I am restricted from doing that.
    Thank you for any input.
  2. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    bump it to the top, i wish i could help but maybe someone else can
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine

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