Hen limping - weird growth?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pdxchickgirl111, May 30, 2017.

  1. pdxchickgirl111

    pdxchickgirl111 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a 5 year old New Hampshire Red who has been sticking close to the nest lately. She's never been prone to broodiness, so this was unusual for her. When we finally got her out of the coop a couple days ago we noticed she was limping, and we spotted this weird thing growing out of the back of her leg. Is those one of those freak female "rooster" spurs I hear about sometimes, or is this some weird form of bumblefoot? She's still limping very badly, although still eating and drinking (if it's offered to her) so I think she's feeling ok internally. But something in her leg is bugging and she won't let me get too near it. Any thoughts? Anyone seen this before?
     
  2. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your image isn't showing can you post another pic?
     
  3. pdxchickgirl111

    pdxchickgirl111 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmmm..... let me try...I may have it set on wrong security level
     
  4. pdxchickgirl111

    pdxchickgirl111 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the picture showing now?
     
  5. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, looks like a spur to me. Odd that it's just one.
     
  6. pdxchickgirl111

    pdxchickgirl111 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does that normally cause so much limping, or should I be looking for another cause?
     

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