Hen Has Swollen & Warm Ankle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by OldCrookedToe, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. OldCrookedToe

    OldCrookedToe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silver laced wyandotte hen has been limping since Sunday and I looked at it yesterday - no bumblefoot or wounds. It's swollen, warm, and fleshy. She's eating and drinking good and everything else on her felt fine. Is there anything I can do or should be concerned about? Or should I just let her be? Thanks!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Party on Wayne, Party on Garth Premium Member

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    Could be something as simple as a sprain. Chickens do have some crash landings. I would leave her be if she's acting fine, no sense stressing her out more. It will hopefully improve.
     
  3. OldCrookedToe

    OldCrookedToe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I was thinking. Thanks!
     

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