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limping chicken
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tiredoftrains · 16/08/2013 14:30

Hi all,

I noticed earlier one of my chickens has a limp but can't see anything wrong with her legs/feet.

She did have a leg tag on for a few days but it didn't appear to rub or anything.

Any bright ideas what could be causing a limp and what I can do please?

Thanks!

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Pixel · 16/08/2013 15:17

We had a duck like that which we took to the vet and it was Bumblefoot. I think chickens can get it too?

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tiredoftrains · 16/08/2013 16:47

Hi pixel, thanks for replying-I'll have a google of bumblefoot and see if that sounds like it!x

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mummymeister · 17/08/2013 12:50

agree sounds like bumblefoot. how old is your chicken. might be an injury that cant be seen but is causing a problem. some of our flock have a genetic issue with a claw going sideways/

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teaselweasel · 13/09/2013 07:16

One of my hens twisted her knee joint which caused her to limp. I isolated her in a cage to restrict her movement while the joint was healing. It also stopped the other hens from attacking her. They like to peck a hen when she's down.

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