hen having trouble walking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SoCalDebbie, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. SoCalDebbie

    SoCalDebbie New Egg

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    A couple of weeks ago one of my hens was just sitting around unable to walk. I had thought she had sprained her legs. She's better now. But yesterday, I found another hen doing the same thing. I've isolated her. I'm wondering if it is a virus. Anyone know what this could be and what I should do?
     
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  2. SoCalDebbie

    SoCalDebbie New Egg

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    I have been feeding layers feed and scratch. I'm thinking too much scratch and not enough protein after reading what people say here about feed.
    The hen is eating and drinking. I had her sitting in a sink of warm water yesterday.She is pooping but not much. She looks like she is trying to poop or lay.
     
  3. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you may want to try and boost their vitamin intake, if the lameness is due to a vitamin deficiency. make sure she is not egg bound too, if so the warm baths will help
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    how old is your hen and has she been laying up until now? [​IMG]
     
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