Sudden Limp

Wyorp Rock

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I have a 6 month old SS who has just started limping and favoring her right foot. There are no obvious wounds, redness, swelling or heat. Any ideas?
Can you take a video of her? Upload to youtube and provide a link.

What type of food/treats do you feed?
Describe your housing or if you wish to share, photos would be good.
Has she started laying eggs yet? Any troubles there?
Have you added any new chickens within the last 30 days?
Was she vaccinated for Marek's?
 

Shezadandy

Crowing
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Sep 26, 2015
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Were there any black spots on her right foot, i.e. bumblefoot? It wouldn't necessarily involve heat, redness or swelling, it could just be the beginning stages. If she's got a dirty foot, give it a thorough cleaning, actually check both feet.
 

ychickychicky

Chirping
Mar 29, 2018
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Gilman Vermont, USA
Can you take a video of her? Upload to youtube and provide a link.

What type of food/treats do you feed?
Describe your housing or if you wish to share, photos would be good.
Has she started laying eggs yet? Any troubles there?
Have you added any new chickens within the last 30 days?
Was she vaccinated for Marek's?
They all eat the same layer crumbles and pellets. Treats are some meal worms, sunflower chips and squash tomatoes and such from garden when they get in. Nothing strange and not alot. Fresh water once a day with acv in it. No new chickens added these six have been together 3 months. I will try to get a video today and upload it though its just a strong limp. 20190621_144946.jpg 20190622_090354.jpg
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ychickychicky

Chirping
Mar 29, 2018
15
50
72
Gilman Vermont, USA
Were there any black spots on her right foot, i.e. bumblefoot? It wouldn't necessarily involve heat, redness or swelling, it could just be the beginning stages. If she's got a dirty foot, give it a thorough cleaning, actually check both feet.
I did that when I checked her, not spots whatsoever just smooth clean feet lol. I was looking for thorns, splinters etc and nothing.
 

ychickychicky

Chirping
Mar 29, 2018
15
50
72
Gilman Vermont, USA
Can you take a video of her? Upload to youtube and provide a link.

What type of food/treats do you feed?
Describe your housing or if you wish to share, photos would be good.
Has she started laying eggs yet? Any troubles there?
Have you added any new chickens within the last 30 days?
Was she vaccinated for Marek's?
Can you take a video of her? Upload to youtube and provide a link.

What type of food/treats do you feed?
Describe your housing or if you wish to share, photos would be good.
Has she started laying eggs yet? Any troubles there?
Have you added any new chickens within the last 30 days?
Was she vaccinated for Marek's?
 

Wyorp Rock

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Southern N.C. Mountains
Beautiful coop and lovely girls!
Have you checked to make sure her leg band isn't too tight?
Has she started laying eggs yet?

Hopefully it's just a sprain and she improves over the course of several days. If it gets worse you may need to limit her activity at least part of the day to see if that helps.
 

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