New bought hen not keeping her feet under her.

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  1. Redhead Rae

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    I just bought a trio of chocolate Orps. We stopped for lunch and I noticed one of the hens isn’t keeping her feet under her. What should I do? I don’t want to infect my birds if there is a problem and I already paid for them and left the property.

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  2. Redhead Rae

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    I haven’t contacted the guy I bought them from yet.
     
  3. Redhead Rae

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    We are less than 15 min away from where I got them.
     
  4. WVduckchick

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    Got any pictures? Did she get too hot maybe? Can you get her to drink anything?
     
  5. WVduckchick

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    Did he already have them caged and ready to go, or did you see them first?
     
  6. Redhead Rae

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    He didn’t let me go back to see them. He brought them up in a cage.
     
  7. WVduckchick

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    Hmmm. I think I'd be inclined to call him and tell him she looks unstable.
     
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  8. Redhead Rae

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    Here is a pic of her on her side
     

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    She just stood up.
     

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  10. WVduckchick

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    Maybe he caught them last night and kept them in the crate until you got there? She could just be tired/hot/dehydrated.. :fl
     
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