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PLEASE RESPOND LIMPING HEN!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jkraiderfan, May 12, 2007.

  1. jkraiderfan

    jkraiderfan Out Of The Brooder

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    is it an emergency i just noticed one of my RIRs with a decent limp she seems to favoring her left leg everything looks and feels fine she just seems to be having trouble getting around and not as active today should I be worried [​IMG]...................she is eating and drinking normaly but she just stands one foot alot and the left one shakes the worst part is watching her hop on one foot when she normaly would run should I go to the vet? do chickens get sprained legs knees etc.? I have handled her plenty scince I noticed she does not seem to show any sign of pain no flinching or yelping all bones feel in place she is one year old no prior health issues any help is gladly welcome
     
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  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Does her leg look swolen? Maybe leg mites?? Give her a few days...if she doesnt seem to get better, maybe a trip to the vet would be good!
     
  3. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I would suggest using some vitamin and electrolyte water or Polyvisol (liquid baby vitamins) to help with any nutritional needs she may have in order to recover.

    V&E come in a packet from the feedstore and you mix 1/2 teaspoon to one gallon of water. The Polyvisol can be found at a grocery store, Walmart, or drugstore. Use about 2 drops twice daily for a young bird and 2 drops 3 times daily for an older bird (pullet/laying age).

    Other than keeping her isolated and offering the extra vitamins to help her heal, keeping her warm, that is about all you can do unless you take her to a vet.

    I have one 11 week old in isolation right now with also with an unknown leg injury. With the above treatment she is recovering and is starting to put a bit of weight on her injured leg.
     
  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    I would check her leg all over for any injuries. But there are times when they just get a bruise. I know a few of my hens have bruised their joints, especially if the roos get them while on a hard surface.
     
  5. jkraiderfan

    jkraiderfan Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you for responding i'm still kinda new at this these are my first girls three at about one year the hen with the limp is first in the pecking order as the day wore on she seemed to improve almost time for bed see how she fairs for the night once again thank you
     
  6. jkraiderfan

    jkraiderfan Out Of The Brooder

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    roos?????
     
  7. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    roo = rooster
    Stephanie
     
  8. merryreader

    merryreader Chillin' With My Peeps

    Last fall I had a rooster that was really big, too big for the hens. He hurt one of the hens while breeding her. She still walks with a limp, favoring her right hip. Merry
     
  9. jkraiderfan

    jkraiderfan Out Of The Brooder

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    rosie the rhode island red came running out with the other two this morning she still doesnt look or run quite right but deffenitly better than yesterday thanks again for the replys I was able to sleep last night
     

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