Limping Chicken, Help!

ChickenMom1966

In the Brooder
Jun 4, 2021
2
14
26
I have a red ranger female (I think) 14 weeks old approximately 5-6 lbs (big estimate on my part) that just started limping today while ranging. I picked her up, felt the leg, checked for bleeding, bumps, abnormalities and didn't see or feel anything. She was limping so badly that I finally carried her back to the coop and secured her in there. I am raising my red rangers for eggs and not meat. She's really big, but no eggs yet. Her legs look sturdy. Any idea why she is limping or what I can do?
 

Perris

Still learning
Premium Feather Member
Jan 28, 2018
6,029
31,966
957
Gower, Wales
If I'd seen this sooner I would have advised that she may have just twisted or strained something, as humans do sometimes. Did it improve on its own, or has it got worse?
 

Animal-lady7

In the Brooder
Apr 11, 2021
23
43
44
If it is just a twist or sprain she will heal on her own but look to see if there is a cut on her leg as it might be hurting her and could get infected.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom