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New hen Wobbly legs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Anny, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    I got a new hen. She seems healthy and fine, she's a bit younger then my other girls and she came from a home where she lived on wire mesh for the flooring. She's a little shy and tend to stay away from the other hens right now, although they don't appear to be picking on her. I've been keeping a close eye on them.

    I've noticed that she has kind of wobbly legs. She doesn't seem to favor one leg over the other, but she always seems to be almost shacking or trying to balance like her legs are weak or something.

    I've never seen her roost, I'm not sure she knows how to since she never had a roost before.

    Does anyone know what could be wrong with her? Or what I can do to help her?
     
  2. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    n/a
    does she have any black or raised spots on the bottoms of her feet?
     
  3. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Nope I didn't see any. I did check her feet before thinking maybe the wire she had lived on cut her feet or something

    What would the black spots mean?
     
  4. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    n/a
    bumblefoot


    are her legs/feet swollen or oddly colored?
     
  5. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    They look normal to me, that is what is puzzling me. They are Black in color so I can't tell any discoloration, but they don't look swollen or broken or anything.
     
  6. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    n/a
    i'm at the limit of my knowledge unfortunately ....

    hopefully someone else will chime in with some good advice soon!
     
  7. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 23, 2008
    Oak Harbor, OH
    I think it may have to do with her being kept on wire flooring. It may take some getting used to for her. If her feet look and feel normal to you then I wouldn't worry about them. She may need to just get used to not being on wire anymore.
     

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