Limpin' chicken...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AnaD, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. AnaD

    AnaD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2011
    N. Ca
    She looked like she had a slight limp for a week or more, but I could never tell for sure.This week it has been vary noticable and this afternoon she is just sitting around. I felt her leg, but I didn't notice anything suspicious. What should I do with her? Keep her in a pen alone until she heals... to she IF she will heal?
    I just don't know what to do.
  2. AnaD

    AnaD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2011
    N. Ca
    thanks for the help!
  3. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    I wish I could help, but i have no idea, I hope someone here can help...
  4. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2009
    Central PA
    You will need to do a thorough exam of her foot and leg to see if you can find anything unusual. A limp can be caused by many things, including injury, leg mites, and infection (including bumblefoot). Here is a link to information on leg problems in chickens - maybe you will find something in here that will help you. Also, here is a list of questions at the beginning of this thread - if you answer them to give us more information you may get more responses from people on here who have experience with leg problems.

    Give us the following information. The more you tell us, the better we will be able to help you.

    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
  5. Willie647

    Willie647 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 23, 2008
    Southeast Texas
    I have had a limping hen a few times over time. Each time I seperate her from roosters and she gets better. Roos just get to rough mating and sprains or breaks something. They have all survived. Just one answer out of many possible causes. Hope it helps.

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