My EE is limping

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LizGled628, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. LizGled628

    LizGled628 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 15 week old EE isn't putting any weight on her left foot. I tried to check it out, but she was none too pleased with the interruption of her tomato feast in my garden. I didn't want to make her more flustered, so I tried to just get close and check it out. I didn't notice any abrasions or wounds (top or bottom) and her foot seems to be the correct shape (not bent or anything). She does seem to lay down a little more, I imagine she is trying to rest her poor little feet. She is eating and limping around when she needs to, and she is with five other thriving sisters. I've never had ANY issues before, what should I do? Just watch her and wait? Any advice is much appreciated!
     
  2. wpalmisano

    wpalmisano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely watch and wait, especially if she is happily munching away on your tomatos. Usually pain and stress at least decrease appetite.
     
  3. LizGled628

    LizGled628 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah she was pretty ticked when I scared her away from her favorite plant and the others took over [​IMG] I just hate to think about any of my ladies being hurt!
     

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