Wyandotte having trouble getting up to standing position

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Holly0, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. Holly0

    Holly0 In the Brooder

    Oct 11, 2011
    I inherited a Wyandotte 2 yr ago and was told she was 2-3 yr old at the time, which makes her about 5. I have noticed the past 4 mo. she spends a lot of time lying around when all the other chickens are up and around doing chicken things. She has trouble getting up on her feet from a lying position and moves around pretty slow. She still has a good appetite and drinks water, her feet are fine and she doesn't really act sick. She just seems to be uncomfortable in the hips/legs. I am starting to wonder if she is older than I think. Does anyone have any thoughts about what may be going on or if this sounds more like old age and arthritis type stuff?
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    emmet MI
    Here is a thread that may be helpful @Eggcessive really knows his/her stuff![​IMG] https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/940924/arthritis
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2015

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