Limping rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Melissa2173, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Melissa2173

    Melissa2173 Songster

    Apr 29, 2011
    Springfield, Georgia
    I went to collect eggs this evening and found my rooster in the coop. He was limping pretty good and was unable to fly up to the roost to get outside due to the leg pain. i checked out his leg/foot and didn't see any wounds or feel any swelling. I put him out in the run so he would have access to the food and water but I didn't see him eat or drink. I carried him back into the coop at their bedtime. This is my first time raising chickens so I am at a loss as to what to do for him. If it helps he is 7 months old. I am planning on putting him in a large dog crate tomorrow so I can see if he is eating and drinking and watch him better. Any advice what I should do for him? All advice would be welcome!

  2. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Songster

    Oct 4, 2008
    Olive Branch MS
    probably flew down and bruised foot or leg. Had same situation and he eventually got better. He could get back up on roost, so putting in crate for a few days may help

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