my chicken is hopping on one foot. HELP what do i do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dm124, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Dm124

    Dm124 New Egg

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    I am a first time chicken owner. I dont have much experience with them. I have 4 hens. I cam home and let them out of their coop to roam around my yard. (as usual) and i noticed that one of my hens was hopping on one leg. I picked her up to evaluate her leg but there seems to be no external injuries. I have no idea how to tell if she has a broken leg or foot. can anybody help me? I would greatly appreciate if i could get some answers. thanks.
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    It could be an injury. I would keep her in a crate or cage and keep her warm for a dew days. See if she looks better. It would be hard to diagnose a broken leg over the internet.
     
  3. puchaczyk

    puchaczyk Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicken hops before she lays an egg...lol
     
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    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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