Hurt leg

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kersting4, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. kersting4

    kersting4 New Egg

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    One of my hens is limping. She can still get around. Eating and drinking good. Help??
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry about your hen! She could have sprained something in her leg. Is there any heat or redness anywhere on the leg? Check the bottom of her foot. See if she has any puncture wounds. You might see a big black dot there where it is infected. If this is the case she may have bumblefoot which will require your medical attention.

    If there is heat or swelling along the leg somewhere, she may have sprained her self somehow, in which case keep her in a small cage with food and water nearby. This will keep her from using the leg too much so it doesn't get worse and she can heal. Keep her in the coop with the other birds as well so she is easily mixed back into the flock.

    If you are seeing big swelling at the foot joint, she could have MS, a bacterial infection that is treated with antibiotics.

    You might also post this in our emergency section for more input on this. Give them every detail you can see about her...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Good luck with her and I sure hope you can get her back to good health soon.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Two Crows has given you some good advice. I would also definitely post in the Emergencies section.

    Good luck with your hen!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your hen. [​IMG]You've received some good advice already.

    Good luck with her!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your hen is OK.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You might also put "Bumblefoot" in the searchbox so you can compare symptoms with your hens.
     
  7. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  9. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! The members here are great and so are their chickens[​IMG]!!! This is the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM ON EARTH!!!!

    Hope you have fun and if you need anything we are here to help!!

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