Hen w/ leg paralysis and shut eye...??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LovinMyHensInNC!, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. About 4-5 days ago I noticed my EE hen limping. It has gotten progressively worse since then and she is not having trouble even hobbling. Today when I went to feed them she stayed under the coup and I noticed one of her eyes was shut. I did not notice any puss or swelling. Any ideas? She gets layer, scratch as a treat, and free choice oyster shells and grit.

    Thanks for any help!

    ETA: she is about nine months old.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2010
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    My guess is a wound or Mereks disease on the leg. With a bad eye too, is there a chance she got attacked by something?
  3. No, she has not been attacked. I have been keeping all my chickens in their run because I have been having coyote problems when they free range.

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