In the Brooder
- Sep 6, 2013
Just noticed yesterday one of our 34 wk. old Barred Rock pullets is limping. She's walking on the affected ankle with the foot curled up underneath it. Occasionally, the foot will extend, but she doesn't appear to have complete of control over the foot. When I pick her up and examine it, there is no apparent injury, no sores or spots that look like bumblefoot pics I've seen. When I extend the toes on that foot they just kind of flop back down, almost like that foot is possibly paralyzed in some way. She is eating and drinking, from what I've observed. She was able to get up on a perch last night, but that leg hung down behind her and she was balancing on the one good foot and stabilizing herself with the wing on the good side. She does have her tail feathers down a bit, and she's just kind of laying around in the run, but will get up some. She's kind of quiet, too.