limping chicken help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickenkate17, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Chickenkate17

    Chickenkate17 Songster

    Aug 1, 2010
    My 20 week old SS started holding up her right leg and limping around two days ago. I'm hoping that she just strained it or something, she's eating, drinking, acting normal except for not putting any weight on the foot. She still roosted last night. I couldn't see anything wrong with it, though it did hurt her when I touched her foot. Any suggestions???
  2. tammye

    tammye Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    does sound like she hurt herself. Restrict her movement until she is better, if necessary take her inside so she can be warm and clam if the others are picking on her.
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia ~Delight yourself in the Lord~

    did you check the bottom of her feet she may have bumble foot, theres alot of great threads on here about it and how to treat it. Google custom search close to the top of right side of this page.
  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I would not separate her if you can avoid it. Reintegration if she's out for a week or two can be worse than a sore leg. If they're not attacking her, of course.

    Definitely check for bumblefoot, though.

    Here's hoping it's just a strain or the like and she will be fine.
  5. Chickenkate17

    Chickenkate17 Songster

    Aug 1, 2010
    Tonight she is not perching with her sisters [​IMG]

    The others are not picking on her (I only have 3 total). And today she actually laid her first egg! So I know that she isn't feeling too stressed about the injury. I will just continue to monitor...and I will look up bumble foot....Thanks!

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