Limping pullet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by siouxray, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. siouxray

    siouxray In the Brooder

    Sep 11, 2007
    New York
    We have a 5 mo. Polish/Black Star cross (Blue [​IMG] )who's been limping on & off for a little over a week & it's getting progressively worse (today she only puts it down to hobble around). We've checked & see nothing other than a tiny little mark right where her leg goes into her foot - it looks like a scale is lifted just a bit. No bugs or anything on any of the others either. Does anybody have any ideas what we can do for her? Luckily, no roosters are bothering her yet but I'm wondering if we should seperate her for a few days? Thanks in advance! Jenn
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Have you checked her foot pad? Is that little scar by any chance where she could have poked her foot? Could she have bumble foot?
  3. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    check the foot pad very well...look for any sore, scab, heat, or swelling..even a splinter, or thorn, piece of glass, etc..

    as silkiechicken could be Bumblefoot.

    in the meantime..separate her to a safe place with soft bedding, and close access to food and water so she can rest the leg/foot.

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