Limping 2 month old chicken

by Tim
(Swakopmund, Namibia)

Today when I let all my young chicken into the house for the night I noticed one was limping... I observed it closely and saw that its right leg is somehow falling behind while walking when the good leg takes a step the bad leg is kind of being pulled forward. I don;t see any infections or sores on the chicks leg so I think it might be broken or maby just got a bit twisted or something. Our dogs can't get to them and the can't fall down anything just so you know.

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Feb 04, 2012
Limping 2 month old chicken
by: Tim

Thanks for your comments but the chicken is getting much better now.. it can walk perfectly and run very well again!! It must have just twisted it! :)

Jan 31, 2012
Bird limping and draging leg
by: Tracie

You will need to Find an Avian Vet to examine your bird and splint the broken leg, if that is what is wrong.

If the leg ended up like this, and you don't know how it happened, it could also have internal injuries you can't see.

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