- Jun 27, 2012
I noticed a couple weeks ago that my buff orphington hen was limping pretty badly. We washed her foot and noticed what appeared to be a cut on the pad on the bottom of the foot. I separated her from the rest of the chickens for several days in a large crate with clean shavings but she really didn't seem to be doing very well on her own. Finally put her back with the rest of the flock where she seems much happier, but she is still limping and now also appears to have a spot on her comb. She also has not been laying very well and has passed several eggs without shells getting her feathers all goopy. Not sure if I should try any thing different or just let it go and see what happens - really can't afford a vet. Any suggestions?