Limping hen :\ Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chick1043, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Hi everyone. I went outside this morning and noticed my hen is limping. No bumblefoot. One foot is a normal color and warm. The other foot is red and cold. What should I do? I was thinking (so far) I should soak her foot in some warm water, maybe that would help. Thanks
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Well if your going to soak it put some Epsom salt in there as well. Are her joints swollen??
     
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    I think so
     
  4. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Okay, I'm confused. I have been watching her and she is always standing on the red and cold foot and keeping her normal colored warm foot up and/or in her feathers. Could this be why her left foot it red and cold? So confused! She's limping pretty bad. I'm trying to keep her from walking so it doesn't get worse.
     
  5. willowbranchfarm

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    Have you checked for scaly leg mites???? Could you post a picture???
     
  6. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    I have checked for leg mites, none. I will post a picture when I get home.
     

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