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Hens limping?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenwoods, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My W/legghorn is limping around the coop today,she seems to tend her left leg more,like thiers pain?she likes to keep the weight off of it.and she doesnt like to move around as much as the others.....Im worried she has pulled a mucsle in her leg or something??Will it heal up? I touched her leg to see if i could get a reaction but it didnt seem to bother her when i felt her leg muscles? what could it be.

    every once in awhile i see another do it,but not as bad as hers..
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    you can separate her and restrict movement which will help if it is a sprain or such (very well possible as chickens have weak legs)...
     
  3. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your response,I guess it was just a sprain because today she is walking alot better.[​IMG]
     

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