Hen won't put any weight on her leg!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JelloDonut, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. JelloDonut

    JelloDonut Chirping

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    A week or so ago, my hen had a limp. She was putting weight on it then. I took her in and the limp went away, but now she won't put weight on her left leg at all. I don't see any injuries. It looks like she's eating and drinking. She won't walk on it either. Help!
     

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    How old is she ?
     
  3. JelloDonut

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    She's four, I think. Her poop looks normal in color, but it's rather wet and sticks to the feathers around her vent. She's been kept in a cage in the garage with her rooster, so I don't know if he hurt her leg somehow?
     
  4. JelloDonut

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    She'll sort of sit back on her leg. Either that or she'll stand with all her weight to one side. Also, this is what her poop looks like.
     

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  5. JelloDonut

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    Okay, so it's been quite a while and her leg is no better, but not much worse. So I know it's not something more severe than some sort of leg injury. I just don't know what kind of injury. Any idea of what it could be? Fracture? Muscle issue? Joint issue? I can't feel any significant swelling or any sensitive or hot spots. But with all the feathers it's hard to tell, too. What can I do to help her heal? I wonder if it's her foot because she will curl up her toes and won't put any weight on her foot.
     
  6. JelloDonut

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    Any ideas??
     

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