Limping EE

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LizGled628, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. LizGled628

    LizGled628 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2010
    Rhode Island
    I was just looking out my window when I noticed our 15 week old EE was limping. She won't put any weight on her left foot (or when she does, and limps around). I tried to pick her up and check it out, but she was not cooperative and I didn't want to irritate her further. I can't see any visible injury on the top or bottom of the foot, it looks clean and healthy. And it doesn't appear to be bent in an odd way or anything. Should I just wait it out? She is with five other thriving chickens. She's a tiny bit smaller than the rest, but I've never witnessed pecking.
  2. Lorije1

    Lorije1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    personally I would just go ahead and try to look her over really well... it is only stressful for a minute and could result in some long term benefit. I'd keep a super close eye for any aggression from the others.
    Otherwise, there really isn't much to go on, so you could just watch for improvement ?

    Good luck with her!

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