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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lstanley3626, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. lstanley3626

    lstanley3626 New Egg

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    I was cleaning out my coop and spraying my hens with poultry protector due to mites. My eldest hen didn't want me near her to spray her and i grabbed her by the legs and sprayed her and now she won't put one leg down and walk. I've quarantined her from the rest of the hens with her separate food and water. She's let me hold her since and doesn't seem to squawk when I touch the leg she won't use. Any suggestions to help her heal faster. Thank in advanced and happy to be part of this awesome site!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Pleased you joined us but sorry it's under these circumstances. :(. Hopefully it's just a sprain and not a dislocation. If she doesn't improve you need to give her a closer examination despite her protests. Any medical advice needed can likely be provided by some one in the medical forum here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
    If you do end up posting there be as detailed as possible regarding her injury in order to get the best advice. I wish you and your hen well and fingers are crossed! :fl
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2016
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear your girl is having a problem. Redsoxs has given you a good place to find help for her, good luck!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sounds like she may have a dislocation , maybe a vet could 'pop it" back where it belongs.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Good luck with your hen.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  7. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

    Hello, and welcome to BYC! I may not be able to help you with chickens, but if ever you get ducks, I might be able to help! It's great to have you! So sorry about your hen! Hope she feels better!
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hi there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! So glad you could join us, and I hope you make yourself at home here!
     
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  9. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] Its great to have you! I hope it just a sprain, best of luck!
     
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  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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