Limping hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mrsfoote, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    So my poor hen marilyn is limping I cleaned her feet no bumblefoot she likes to keep it up so she doesn't put weight on it she limps when she walks. She is eating and drinking normal and yelling around so I'm thinking maybe a sprain....any ideas or suggestions on what to do. Also she likes to lay down when its really bothering her.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You can try splinting but might cause even more discomfort. I'd separate her, probably with a buddy, and put her somewhere partly darkened and very soft, and let her rest a couple of days. With food and water of course. You can give her a baby aspirin, too. Might reduce some inflammation as well as relieve some pain.
     
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  3. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    Alright thank you so much! I might take a dog kennel and place her in it inside the coop at bed time and then let her out in the morning with the other girls...she really is very social and the girls would miss her.
     

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