1. LoveChickens067

    LoveChickens067 Hatching

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    Monday morning I found one of my hens still in the nesting box,when I looked in she panicked and tried to stand but failed. I took her inside the house and tried looking at her. She refused to stand and when she tried she stumbled and fell back over. She disnt really eat or drink at first but now she is, but I have no idea what to do and am worried.
     

  2. Ourpeeps123

    Ourpeeps123 In the Brooder

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    Try to look at her legs and feet, she could be hurt. I hope I could help. [​IMG]
     
  3. LoveChickens067

    LoveChickens067 Hatching

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    she is holding one foot back and won't stand on it, It does look a bit swollen though
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    The swelling may indicate a sprain or an infection. Hens can experience a temporary lameness from egg binding or laying sometimes. Can you get a picture of the leg swelling, and one of her standing or sitting? How old is she, and was she vaccinated for anything?
     

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