odd behaviour~ hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by yodercountrygirl, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. yodercountrygirl

    yodercountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a hen that has a bum leg... She lays on the ground and the leg is straight out in front of her. I picked her up and felt around and it doesn't seem broke and she didn't holler when I felt around. They have been cooped for 2 days and counting because it is pouring down rain. My rooster is getting very rough with the girls and so I put her into the nesting box so the others don't get to her.

    I will try and seperate her tomorrow, but is there anything else I need to do.
    I did write something in the disease section
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I had a hen apparently sprained her leg. I kept her in a crate with very litte room to move around, to discourage her from walking on it. It healed right up in about two days.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2009

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