Limping, lethargic, tail down.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JenniferV2003, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. JenniferV2003

    JenniferV2003 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a mixed flock of 10 hens and 2 pullets. My 1 and only Russian Orloff hen has been lethargic for several days. I noticed her limping a few days ago, and her tail is tucked down. I haven't noticed any eggs from her for a few days. Does being egg bound cause limping? What other things might be wrong with her?
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Could possibly be the start of bumblefoot. Check the bottoms of her feet and see if there isn't swelling/scab there.
     
  3. JenniferV2003

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    I checked her feet, they look fine. I have had some bumble foot issues before, and they weren't nearly this pathetic
     
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    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Another possibility could be heat stress. The heat is just AWFUL everywhere right now...could be the heat is getting to her. I set out old milk jugs with frozen water in them, turn a sprinkler on low and let it just 'hit' inside their run..they love that! Plus they have a covered run so it's much cooler...right now it's 94 outside...whew!!
     
  5. JenniferV2003

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    Would the heat explain the limping?
     

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