- Apr 26, 2009
My poor 7 year old daughter shut the gate to the run on one of my 6 week old's chickens leg. After a lot of screeching, the chicken was favoring the leg a lot for a while. While trying to walk on it, she would either limp or almost tip over. As time went on, the chicken seems to be doing better but still favors the leg, most of the time standing on just one leg. It only happened 2 hours ago but I am in a panic about my poor little Buff Orp! I picked her up and examined the injured leg which she did not object to. There are no visible injuries to the leg and nothing feels broken as best I can tell. I moved the leg all around and ran my fingers all over the leg up to her body and down to her toes and once again, she did not object at all. I am hoping it is just like a bruise or sprain or something along those lines. Can anybody give me some advice on how to monitor this? Should I isolate her from the rest of the girls? She still continues to eat and drink just fine with the rest of the flock. Any and all suggestions would be welcome... Thanks.