1. stephenlouis

    stephenlouis Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 12, 2010
    hi everyone, im new to chickens and this site. I have a chicken tractor made from a trampoline frame and while moving it yesterday one of my Rhode Island Red hens (8 weeks old) got her leg hung in the frame. She now hops around on one leg but manages to still climb the ladder into the henhouse and even roost 4 ft up in the coop. I inspected her foot/leg and don't think it's broken but im no vet. Could it just be sprained or sore? I'm concerned cause I'm so new to this. Thanks in advance.
  2. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2010
    Wittmann, AZ
    try some vet wrap to help hold it a little more stable for her? Give it a chance to heal a little more easier?
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    If there is no break and she can use it, then I would bet a bad sprang. She may not want to use the leg for several days, but it should eventually start getting better.

    If you let her roost up high then you should sit her down in the morning before she tries to fly down. Don't want her doing more damage.

    and .. be sure to check the joints for swelling and/or extra heat.

    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010
  4. stephenlouis

    stephenlouis Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 12, 2010
    thanks guys, I do carry her off the roost in the morning and I dont see much swelling but it seems warmer than the other foot.

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