hurt chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ravenking, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. ravenking

    ravenking Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a rir hen who is limping no blood no bones poking out but foot clearly hurts she still eats and drinks fine [​IMG]will she be ok and what can i do to help it heal faster
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Separate her in a small area where she does not need to walk much for a few days. Preferably within sight and sound of the others. She should heal up ok.
     
  3. ravenking

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    ok she stays in the coop last few days i keep food and water in it for her she ate a half bowl of food so just making sure shes ok
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    How bad a limp is it and how long has she had it? Is she using her foot at all?

    Any idea what happened? Could she have jumped off something high?
     
  5. ravenking

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    she can still walk on it but usally just sits down shes had it 3 or 4 days i think she jumped to a sleeping post and missed
     
  6. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, I've had similar things happen. She should heal.
     
  7. ravenking

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    i hope so shes my favorite nicest hen ever lol
     
  8. torres chicks

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    My hen was bit by a coyote a week ago. I have her isolated she is eating drinking and pooping but will not put any weight on her leg. My question is how long do I nurse her and when do I put her down?
     

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