Will my hen walk normal again?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aSliceOfLife, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. aSliceOfLife

    aSliceOfLife Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2007
    Escondido, CA
    I bought a hen with scaley mites on January 1. Did not realize it until I got her home. Her legs looked horrible with raised scales and lumps all over. Figured out right away what was wrong and treated immediately. She has been kept separate from the other chickens because she has trouble walking for anything longer then five seconds and of course you never put a new chicken in with your old ones anyhow. It looks like I've taken care of the scaley mites but she is still having a hard time walking. Because the previous owner let it go so long, it looks like she started to become lame. My question is, will she ever walk normal again?
  2. 5SweetChicks

    5SweetChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2012
    Try and encourage her to walk a little bit more each day. Just like in people they can get stiff if they haven't moved around in a while. I think working with her getting her to walk a little bit each day should start to work.
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012

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