Limping hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bobelot, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. So this morning the chicken came outside the pen, ran to her spot on the yard and all wa normal then a couple seconds later she was limping kinda bad. I'm assuming she jut sprained it maybe.... I live in thr city with this chicken (limping one) and two other 5months old chickens so I don't know if she could have gotten a disease .. She's won't really move right now I HAVE NO IDE WHAT TO DO .. Should I just leave her alone ?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Check the bottom of her foot carefully for a dark spot and look up bumblefoot if you see one. Feel her leg and foot for any warmth or swelling.

    If you don't see a cause, sometimes they will respond to rest. They can get simple strains or sprains like anyone else. A darkened place for a few days, or even a few weeks, may be needed.
     

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