1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

My chicken is limping straight after jumping of the table - HELP!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChickenMad11, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. A sprain

    3 vote(s)
    75.0%
  2. Bumblefoot

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Landed awkwardly

    1 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. Nothing, it's natural

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. ChickenMad11

    ChickenMad11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    168
    2
    83
    Nov 17, 2012
    Great Britain
    My chicken has started limping just after jumping off a high table, does anyone know what it is wrong. I've looked at it, but there is nothing there, just her leg! If anyone knows what has happened please reply!

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    28,907
    113
    408
    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    If nothing feels broken, it's likely a sprain. Pen the chicken up with food and water, and just enough room to get out of its own poo. In other words, encourage it to rest and not use the leg much for a few days.
    It wouldn't be bumblefoot. Bumblefoot is a staph infection and is easily spotted by looking at the bottom of the foot and between the toes. It doesn't occur from an injury.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    35,983
    7,438
    646
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] x2 Gritsar's advice. Hope your chicken feels better soon!
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    23,342
    1,204
    448
    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC. Follow Gritsar's advice to give her time to heal.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,828
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, ChickenMad11, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here!!! Sorry to hear about your limping chick. I concur with gritsar. Good luck to you!
     
  6. silkieluver50

    silkieluver50 Out Of The Brooder

    67
    2
    33
    Oct 21, 2012
    Hi and welcome to BYC i`m sorry to hear about your limping chicken I hope it feels better and follow Gritsar`s advice
     
  7. Chicklover88

    Chicklover88 Out Of The Brooder

    16
    0
    21
    Nov 6, 2012
    California
    Probably just hurt... She will be better soon.

    Best of luck! and Welcome
     
  8. ChickenMad11

    ChickenMad11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    168
    2
    83
    Nov 17, 2012
    Great Britain
    Thanks everyone she's limping a lot less today thanks![​IMG]
     
  9. silkieluver50

    silkieluver50 Out Of The Brooder

    67
    2
    33
    Oct 21, 2012
    That`s good news![​IMG]
     
  10. ChickenMad11

    ChickenMad11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    168
    2
    83
    Nov 17, 2012
    Great Britain
    MUCH BETTER! DOESN'T EVEN SHOW SIGNS IT WAS EVEN EVER THERE!!!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by