Hopping chicken, stiff leg, losing feather

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hercules, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. hercules

    hercules Hatching

    May 22, 2008
    Hello! Please help - one of our Rhode Island Red has a stiff right leg and is now losing feathers on her hock. It's been stiff for about 3 weeks and just started losing feathers last week. She can still sometimes hop on the leg. The other Rhode Island also had a stiff leg but seemed to recover and is now fine. She is about 3.5 months old. We gave polyvisol (no iron) every few days. Do you know what is causing this? Thank you!


  2. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Songster

    Jun 22, 2008
    Could you check high up on the leg for any wounds or puncture marks? It really looks like that leg has lost condition, how does it compare to the other as far as size and warmness?

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