- Aug 9, 2014
I noticed that my 1 year old Australorp was limping this morning. She seemed perfectly fine yesterday. She is able to stand on one of her legs, and it looks like she can still move her other foot, however does not want to put weight on it. For the past few hours she has just been laying in the corner. She has a tendency to get picked on by my dominant hen, who appears to be very healthy. Recently she did go through a 2 month broody period and now has molted so I am wondering if it could be a nutritional deficiency. She has been drinking which is good, and her poop looks normal. Her foot looks ok to my uneducated eye, but here is a picture for reference. Normally I would take her to the vet, but not many vets in Los Angeles are seeing chickens because of the Newcastle outbreak. I appreciate any and all help!