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My chicken is limping?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenNewbie32, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. ChickenNewbie32

    ChickenNewbie32 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chicken that has started limping yesterday, and it got worse today, so bad that she can't walk on it anymore. I have looked at it and it doesn't seem like anything is wrong, she can balance on her other leg that she uses to hop around. I have separated her from the rest of the flock in a box with some dirt in it, i also provided food and water and some crushed up sea shells.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  2. ChickenNewbie32

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    Bump :/
     
  3. ChickenNewbie32

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    Anyone?
     
  4. ChickenNewbie32

    ChickenNewbie32 Out Of The Brooder

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    :/
     
  5. ChickenNewbie32

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    I'm suprised no one has replied yet, usually when i post something like this on BYC people respond instantly.
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

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    Any photos?
    How old is she?
    When was the last time she laid an egg?
    Was she vaccinated for Marek's?
    Any swelling at the abdomen?

    It's hard to tell the cause of limping in a hen, it could be a sprain, a reproductive/laying disorder like Egg Yolk Peritonitis or illness like Marek's or Mycoplasma S.

    Separating her was a good idea. If you have any poultry vitamins offer those in her water. Extra protein sometimes helps as well so give her some egg, tuna, mackerel or meat.
     

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