- Oct 7, 2015
Hello all.. I was putting my ladies away on Friday when I noticed my favorite girl, Jerry, was sitting outside while all the others had gathered inside the coop. I didn't think much of it, and picked her up and put her inside. Yesterday, I noticed she was limping and when she wasn't limping, she would sit down on the ground. The other chickens were going about their business and running all over her so I picked her up and brought her in the house. She has been inside ever since, eating and drinking well. By all outward appearances, her feet look to be fine. I gave her a warm bath with some Epsom salt, and soaked her hoping it would help. I did notice one of her toes (in the back) is a purplish color. Not black, but definitely not the same color as the others. She will curl her toes over my finger, and has been putting some weight on it, mostly a couple steps and then falling/sliding down. Wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what could be going on or tips to help her? Thanks in advance.