Limping Hen, Tail Dragging

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jack2010, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. Jack2010

    Jack2010 New Egg

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    I have a hen about 3 years old and have recently noticed her favoring one leg and limping. Even with her good leg, she doesn't seem able to hold her back parallel with the ground. Her tail remains near/on the ground while she wobbles around. There is no sign of exterior damage to her skin and feathers (besides dirt from her rear remaining so close to the ground), so I am inclined to think this is coming from age or a disease? Anyone have any light they could shed on this? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. ChickenLover172

    ChickenLover172 Out Of The Brooder

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    If she's only 3 years old, then I don't think the problem is age. This sounds like either a disease or maybe she has sprained, pulled, or possibly broken her foot/leg. Determine the exact cause of the limping before you decide to do anything though.
     

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