Is it normal for a chicken to stand on one leg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bobelot, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Okay this morining when I went outside I noticed on chicken was under the stairs (she always does that) but she was standing on one leg which I have never seen before than she sat down
    Is that normal
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    If its cold they will hold one leg close to their body to keep it warm. I would check the leg/foot for any injurys too.
     
  3. Okay but now the same chicken is limping and there is this white stuff on here leg I'm pretty site it's poo though
    What do I do ???
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

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    Check the bottom of her foot for bumble foot, check her leg for injuries, and clean the leg up so you can see it better.
     
  5. What's bumble foot?
     
  6. willowbranchfarm

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    Its a staph infection on the bottom of a chickens foot.

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  7. Oh my that looks horrible
    My sister checked the bottom of the foot and there was nothing
     
  8. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's possible her leg is hurt. I've had a hen have this happen. I think she sprained it running after treats. She hid from the others and babied the leg for a few weeks and it's mostly healed, although she sometimes has a hitch when she runs.
     
  9. So should I just leave it alone and let her deal with it?
     
  10. CluckAcres

    CluckAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you dont see any physical damage to her leg all you really can do is just leave it alone and keep a close eye on it. She could of just landed wrong or sprained iit.
     

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