Hen Limping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken03, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens has been limping for about a month now. I have looked at its foot and I don't see a cut or any swelling. It looks a little bigger than the other foot but not too much. There is also a dot in the middle of the foot. Any ideas on what it could be?
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2009
  2. barredrockmama

    barredrockmama Out Of The Brooder

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    She could have injured herself somehow without your knowledge. One of my hens has the same affliction. I think she broke her foot and it healed funny--she walks with the toes all pointed down instead of out like a normal foot. Who knows? She could have sprained or pulled something...
     
  3. nature nut

    nature nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be bumblefoot. Thats when a sore, cut, puncture, etc on the bottom of a chicken's foot gets infected. There are a lot of threads with pics of bumblefoot. It starts off just looking like a black spot and can progress to a deep infected wound and very swollen foot that requires a little home surgery!
     

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