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limping and laying down after a few steps

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by worrall235, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. worrall235

    worrall235 Hatching

    Jul 20, 2010
    My 15 month old GL Wyandotte has been limping for a week (right foot.) She is the runt of the litter. She is eating, pooping as usual but cannot get on the perch at night. She is free ranging and eating bugs with the other girls but sits down for a while after a dozen steps or so. Then she's up and the pattern repeats itself. Should I keep her separate from the others? Thanks for any advice. This is my first health issue with the girls.

  2. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Bumblefoot? Have you looked at her feet? Could it be that she's not limping, but simply doesn't have strength to walk? Any other symptoms?
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Yes. Check for bumblefoot on the bottom of her feet. It'll be a dark in color round scab on her footpad.

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