1. eldiablo

    eldiablo Out Of The Brooder

    One of my new girls was attacked by the alpha hen and yesterday I noticed she is limping around on one leg. The other foot is just folded over like she is walking around on her wrist. I hope you can understand what I am asking. Thats the best way to describe it. Can anyone help?
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    4,871
    23
    251
    Jan 11, 2007
    ...is there any way to post a pic?
    Separate her to a place where she can not move around much... give her electrolytes if sshe seems stressed...if in obvious pain then you can give a five grain aspirin in a half gallon of water...
    If you fear a break or a fracture is there any way to get her to a vet?
     
  3. eldiablo

    eldiablo Out Of The Brooder

    I've seen her walk on it normally so I don't think its broken. I've seperated her so she won't get picked on. She's eating and drinking better that the healthy ones. I was just wondering if I should let it go and it will fix itself or take her in to the vet.
     
  4. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've had several hen hurt their legs one way or another.

    I'd check the leg. Gently hold her and feel the joints and the bone, make sure there are no hot spots or obvious broken bones. If there aren't just make sure she isn't getting pushed around (if she is, seperate her for a while.) and she'll be fine. [​IMG]
     
  5. eldiablo

    eldiablo Out Of The Brooder

    ***UPDATE***
    Speckles is doing fine now. She does all things normal for a chicken. She is actually a proud momma now, though she hasn't seen her chicks yet. I keep them in a brooder, but she continues to diligently lay her eggs and I diligently eat breakfast. As for the other girls, they are scared of her. speckles is quite the little piggy at feeding time. Its cute how she barrels her way through my shavers to the trough.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by