- Jan 28, 2020
Last night my husband noticed one of our hens laying on the ground outside the coop instead of jumping in. We took a look and noticed a small scratch on her left foot which she was favoring. He put her in for the night and we would check this morning. No change this morning, so she's now inside. Food, water with nutridench, box, but nothing seems to be very wrong outwardly? I can't even find the scratch on her foot anymore, but she won't put pressure on it and lays down a lot. It's clearly hurting her, but I can't find anything noticeable. She also seems to be panting. She's in our bathroom so she's not hot, I don't know if chickens pant from stress maybe? Can we do anything besides just keep her inside and keep an eye on her? Thanks!