hen with a bad leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Princessfarmer, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Princessfarmer

    Princessfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen with a bad leg. She doesn't want to walk on one leg...she just wants to lay there....I put her near water and food....I dont know what else to do....help please
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    How old is she? Has she ever been wormed? How long ago did it start? Any other symptoms?
     
  3. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a mite infestation, and I had 2 girls start stumbling over their feet, and then quit walking all together. As far as I could figure out, they were very anemic. Check for worms and mites (the egg clusters will be at the base of the feather shaft), she may be anemic. If this is the case, you want to get her lots of iron because anemia is an iron deficiency, spinach, cooked red meat, leafy greens.
     
  4. bantamgirl

    bantamgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello i just went to go throw my hen outside, i always throw her and she fly away to forage. well i was taking her out and noticed she had runny poop on her butt. i was just going to clean it off later. when i threw her out she didn't flap wings and rolled over when she landed. that's when i noticed she won't put any weight on one off her legs. she lives by herself in a small cage. she dose have scaly leg mights. please help I'm really worried.
     

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