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limping sexlink

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by myfarm4579, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got home from work today and have a sexlink pullut that is limping a bit and her toes curl when she walks on them. That leg feels warm compared to the other but doesn't seem to hurt her when I checked it out. Any suggestions?
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you checked the bottom of her foot to see if there's any sign of bumblefoot?
     
  3. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't see any signs of bumblefoot. But she is also keeping her neck tucked into her shoulders but is eating ok.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It's possible that she sprained or strained her leg, possibly from jumping down to hard from a roost, etc. I'd probably isolate her from the other birds in a well-bedded area where you can keep an eye on her. If it's just a sprain or strain, it should heal eventually.
     
  5. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I will put her in a separate pen for a few days and keep a close eye on her. Thanks for the replies. I will keep us all updated:)
     

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