Limping Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ktownjeep, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. ktownjeep

    ktownjeep In the Brooder

    Jun 11, 2007
    I have a White Leghorn that just started limping today.
    Any ideas or anything i can do?
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Doe she have any wounds that you can see? Are there any cuts on her foot,leg?? Swelling? Scaley leg mites? Its really hard to help without any information, other than she is limping. Sorry.
  3. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    Quote:i don't know about white leghorns. but i had two barred rocks that did this. there were no obvious signs of injury or mites etc.
    i just put them in a small dog kennal i had and kept them there for awhile several weeks. feed them oatmeal and yogurt besides there regular feed. oh, i did squirt a vit. e capsule in there mouth two different times over those few weeks. they are fine now. i think mine just had a injury from getting off the roost or out of the nesting box. that is all we could figure out.
    hope this helps!
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    ...I was surprised when I first read in several sources that chickens have basically very weak legs that are prone to strains and sprains simply from running for extended periods... restict her in a pen till her leg has a chance to heal ...
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2007
  5. ktownjeep

    ktownjeep In the Brooder

    Jun 11, 2007
    Thanks for all the help everyone.
    There is no visable signs of injury or mites.
    I'll keep her in for awhile and see if she gets better.

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