In the Brooder
- Sep 12, 2009
Please help! My pullet is 7 months old and several weeks ago she injured her leg. I think she broke it, but not a compound fracture. She just sort of hops on one leg and uses the injured one to step lightly on. The joint after the foot is swollen and feels warm. But she still eats, poops, and gets around the yard (by hopping). Is there anything that I should be doing for her? I isolated her this morning to restrict her movement. I should mention that when I felt the swollen joint, it felt as if there was fluid in there. Other than the hopping, she acts and looks fine, although not yet mature. She doesn't get up on the roost at night, but finds a corner of the coop to sleep in. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!