My hen's feet won't move!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by emdog316, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. emdog316

    emdog316 New Egg

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    My hen's feet and toes will not move. It is the middle of winter her and she has been inside for over 2 hours and she will not walk. What do I do to get her to even stand up?
     
  2. fowlplayy

    fowlplayy New Egg

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    How cold does it get there? If there is any discoloration it could potentially be frostbite
     
  3. SilkieSanctuary

    SilkieSanctuary Out Of The Brooder

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    If you have any vetrx that can help frostbite and dry feet. Other than that I would just keep her warm and wait it out. Have you ruled out bumble foot or any feet diseases?
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post some photos?
    Do they feet/toes/legs have any sign of injury, bruising, discoloration?
    Is she lethargic, will she drink water?

    As others have suggested, bring her in and let her warm up slowly. Make sure she is staying hydrated and keep us posted.
     

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