My hen is limping

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chuck70, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Chuck70

    Chuck70 Out Of The Brooder

    I had my girls out in the yard all day yesterday and I let them out again today and one of my hens is limping should I be worried?
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Check her feet and legs for any obvious injury....otherwise just keep an eye on her.
    I have seen several limpers, it can come and go.....just like us, they can stub a toe, pull a muscle or twist an ankle and limp for a few days or longer.
  3. spies04

    spies04 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    I had one hen that limped for years - I even had a vet look at her. Never could determine what the issue was but she still ate, drank and played with her lady friends, so we were not worried. I would say watch her eating habits and see if she stops roosting in the same spot because she cannot get up.

    You can definitely tell a change when they are not feeling well. Good Luck!

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