Hobbled 3.5yr old Jersey Giant Please Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jerseys in NOLA, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Jerseys in NOLA

    Jerseys in NOLA New Egg

    Nov 5, 2010
    My Jersey Giant has been hobbling on what appears to be a bad leg for over a week. After inspection I do not see an area of injury (cut, scratch or obvious break) but she is not walking correctly. A neighbor's dog got into the yard last week and caused them to race into the coop. The dog did NOT get close enough to harm the hens. For 4 days she was hobbled around the yard but now stays in the lower coop all day. At night she flies up unto the coop ledge with the other hen.
    I have picked her up and inspected the leg area. She does not react unless I handle the bad leg. Could this be a sprain that will heal or a break. What to do?
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2010
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    It could be a sprain etc. For that you could keep her confined in a dog crate etc... to keep her off the leg and let it heal. Check for bumble foot, a black or dark scab on the bottom of the foot or toe.

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