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limping chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by milola, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. milola

    milola Chirping

    Mar 7, 2013
    I started with 10 chickens and lost one to unknown cause and one to a suspected neighbor dog attack. Two disappeared at the same time as the probable dog attack. That was about 6 weeks ago. Well the day before yesterday one of the two MIA's showed up at a neighbors place. I went and got her and she is limping bad. I felt around her leg and thigh and am unable to pull her thigh away from her body. Does anyone have any advise on what I should do. I live in the middle of nowhere and doubt our dogs vet would treat but I suppose I could ask. I am also wondering if I should try to put her back with her flock mates in a week or so. I don't want them to brutalize her after all she has been through. She is very skinny but eating and drinking normally. I can't believe she survived. She is a red sex link and I have always heard they are not very good foragers but somehow she managed. I have no idea how old the injury is, whether it was at the time of the attack or just before she showed up at the neighbors.

  2. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    You might keep her isolated for a couple of weeks to give you the chance to observe her and let any hidden injury heal.


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