My chicken can't seem to get up

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DenmanSue, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. DenmanSue

    DenmanSue New Egg

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    I went out to the coop this morning, and one of my girls was sitting on the floor. It seems as though she can't stand. I picked her up to check her out, and her left leg stays up against her body, and the talon seems curled up a bit. I set her back down and she sort of toppled over. I've only had chickens for a year and a bit, so I'm not very experienced, and I have never seen anything like this before. Do these sort of symptoms ring any bells for anyone?
     
  2. chalidobrenz

    chalidobrenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it see painful for her if you move the leg and toe that she guards?
     
  3. DenmanSue

    DenmanSue New Egg

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    No, it doesn't seem like it's painful. She doesn't even make a peep when I pick her up which is unusual; my birds aren't handled much.
     
  4. chalidobrenz

    chalidobrenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is your hen? Has she been acting strangely up to this point or is this the first thing you've noticed?
     

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