1. ChickenMad11

    ChickenMad11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    168
    2
    83
    Nov 17, 2012
    Great Britain
    my chicken is limping for no reason it is her right leg and sometimes it hurts so much she lays on the floor leaning on her good side. she has been like this for 2-3 days.

    we dont know why she is like this, any help would be great
     
  2. TTracy

    TTracy Chillin' With My Peeps

    350
    21
    88
    Aug 8, 2013
    Western Michigan
    Does she seem any better after the 2 days, the same, or worse? You may want to confine her in a small cage, ie small dog or cat crate, to limit her movement. That way she will be forced to give her leg a break so it can heal. You could also give her some extra goodies, like electrolytes and a hard boiled or scrambled egg, just to keep her immune system up. Have you felt her leg from the hip down to see if anything doesnt "feel" right?
    Good luck to you and your hen! Hopefully another poster will have some more help for you!
     
  3. ChickenMad11

    ChickenMad11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    168
    2
    83
    Nov 17, 2012
    Great Britain
    it seems to have got slightly better, but not that much. we havent put her in any cage, and shes been given the usual food. i sometimes massage her leg and that seems to help a bit.

    thank you

    any more help would be great
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by