Limping Chicken


Aug 6, 2016
I have this Rhode Island Red Bantam chicken who is limping, we took her to the vet where he said that it was just a pulled muscle, well its been about a week and i'm not sure if the limp is getting better or worse, she doesn't eat much just a few pecks, she doesn't drink much. So I'm pretty worried about her. I'm almost 100% sure she is not egg bound, she is 6 months old but this breed tends to develop alot slower as we have had other chickens of the same breed and she didn't start laying eggs untill she was about a year old, also her friends that are the same breed haven't started laying yet either. so i'm almost sure it isn't that. I am also wondering if the shock of being hurt could eventually kill her, which would be terrible, if you have any suggestions please leave them down below, i'm desperate for something to help her.

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In the Brooder
7 Years
Aug 10, 2012
southern maine
I hope I'm wrong but we had a girl the same age start out w a limp and ended up lame. I'm sure it was Marek's which is a fatal illness and contagious. There is a lot here written on it and maybe you can see if the symptoms match. I hope it's nothing serious but if so you might want to put her out of her misery. I'm no expert but did lose two of my three birds to it. This one I have left is a carrier :(

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