Will not bear weight on foot, limping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hrairoo, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Hrairoo

    Hrairoo Chirping

    One of my hybrid hens will not bear weight on one of her feet! She's between 6 months and a year. Her foot looks fine, but she holds it up and will not let it touch the ground most of the time, and when she does, it bears little to no weight. This has been happening for a week now. She is free ranged on my 8 acres with 27 other chickens... She gets around alright, but not as well as she could, and Im worried she's in pain. what do you think could be wrong?

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    You need to handle her and check out if there is an injury, skin tear, bone or ligament problem.
  3. Hrairoo

    Hrairoo Chirping

    As I said, her foot looks fine! I have picked her up a few times and given in a good look and feel, and it seems fine! How can I tell if there is damage?

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