Limping chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tillyschick, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. tillyschick

    tillyschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tonight when I let the girls out, I noticed one limping. Not a terrible limp but when she tries to run I can really tell. I think she may have hurt is jumping off the tiny coop that some of the other chickens like to sit on. Is there anything I should do? She is my favorite and don't want something to happen to her!
     
  2. Pwarden123

    Pwarden123 New Egg

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    My favorite did that too, but within a week she was walking fine. I just kept an eye on her.
     
  3. tillyschick

    tillyschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I did check for bubble foot and heat on the leg in case anyone was wondering. I read you can give a 1/2 baby aspirin and see if that helps to be reassured that it's probably a hurt leg/muscle. I'm new to chickens so I would hate to miss a major issue.
     
  4. briannanoelle1

    briannanoelle1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Please update! My chicken is doing the same thing. Did yours heal?
     
  5. chuckachucka

    chuckachucka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a ten week old cockerel who has seemed weak and limping slightly for the past week. I have checked his legs and feet and cant find any sign of injury. He is eating fine and poop is normal and when Im giving him and his siblings treats he CAN run if he wants, but then other times he is wobbly and ends up sitting down frequently. Has anyone seen something similar? Its been at least a week and he's the same, not better or worse. None of my other chickens are showing any sign of illness, no mites etc. What could this be?
     
  6. tillyschick

    tillyschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicken improved in a few days. I gave her the baby aspirin for 2 days and she has been laying on and off. She is going into molt now but other then that has been normal!
     

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