Kids playing with one of my hens and now its having trouble walking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kidzmom5, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. kidzmom5

    kidzmom5 In the Brooder

    Aug 24, 2009
    Marysville, WA
    So apparently my toddler was playing with one of my hens today and somehow injured its leg and now she can walk on it but its limping and then she just lays down and eats like that I was wondering how you could tell if its broken or sprained possibly and I need advice on what should I do in the mean time. Please let me know Thanks.

  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    The legs are the weakest part of the chickens anatomy...
    You need to separate and confine to a limited area that you are sure nothing will startle here (thereby causing more injury) and give it time to heal... dont let her roost ans hopping on and off the roost will exascerbate matters.

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