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Hen limping badly

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SF Chick, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. SF Chick

    SF Chick In the Brooder

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    My barred rock, about 26 weeks old, suddenly started limping badly. She can't put weight on the leg. I see no sign of bumblefoot or injury, it doesn't seem broken, no swelling or extra warmth. When I hold her, I notice the bad foot doesn't curl up tightly the way the good one does, and the leg trembles when I hold it gently. I have her isolated in a separate area of the pen (with her best buddy) so she isn't tempted to run around too much. She's eating and drinking.

    Any ideas?
     

  2. Angelpoo

    Angelpoo Chirping

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    she could have a break... or something like that... i fell and hurt my wrist and couldnt use it for 3 weeks... but never went to the doctor because it never swelled up so i didnt think it was broken... you could try making a splint for her... with time hopefully she will get better


    Sincerely,
    BeautifulJade [​IMG]
     
  3. SF Chick

    SF Chick In the Brooder

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    She's still limping, and I don't know if it's the leg or the foot that's hurting her. Any ideas, please?
     
  4. Michaelva

    Michaelva Hatching

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    I had one that started limping over the summer and it got progressively worse. I isolated her in a medium size dog crate in my garage...Let her out after about a week and limp was still there...isolated for another two weeks and things were much better. She walks fine now. The only issue I had was that will in the dog crate, she wasn't able to take dust baths and she must have had some lice when I put her in and the lice issue got worse...so had to treat for that as well. But all is well that ends well.
     

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