Injured hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tchrivkidz, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. tchrivkidz

    tchrivkidz In the Brooder

    Feb 5, 2016
    Hi! I am new to BackYard Chickens. We primarily raise Rhode Island Reds. We just got a 5 month old hen whose foot got stepped on by a goat (5 days before we got her). She does not put weight on the foot. We have her in a small area separated from the group, but I am not sure what to do next. Please share your expertise with me!!!
  2. thegoldengirls

    thegoldengirls Songster

    Sep 12, 2009
    Central NY
    Are you able to tell if something is broken, maybe a little out of alignment. I know you can try splinting if needed. Or, it may just be badly bruised and just needs time to mend. Separation is good idea. Somewhere she can't perch, so she doesn't jump or fall and make it worse.
    Good luck to you. Hope she mends quickly.
  3. alyssageorge0

    alyssageorge0 Hatching

    Apr 5, 2016
    Hi I am new and my chick started limping what should I do

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