Lame Hen

  • 4 Replies
  • 2262 Views
*

LittleRedHen

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Location: Coltishall, Norfolk
  • 853
    • little red hens egg blog
Lame Hen
« on: February 07, 2010, 10:22 »
We let the hens out this morning and our Light Sussex was limping.  We caught her and cleaned her feet to discover one of them had a red foot pad with a very red circle on it.  The skin wasn't broken, thank goodness.  We cleaned it off and put antiseptic on it - then she REALLY limped.  So we brought the isolation cage in the kitchen, put newspapers in the run bit and fresh Easibed in the nest box and brought her in.  There's no pole for her to have to clutch all night long - just a nest box, so she can give her foot a rest and we can keep her foot clean this way too.  Is there anything else we can do for her?  Are we doing the right thing? 
When I die I will slide in sideways, a glass of wine in one hand and chocolate in the other, screaming, "Whooo hooo!  What a ride!" as life is to be enjoyed to the fullest!

*

beulah59

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • 374
    • Hen Keeper
Re: Lame Hen
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010, 14:48 »
Is that what folk call 'bumblefoot'?
two daughters, nine hens, two goldfish, three cats ...

*

LittleRedHen

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Location: Coltishall, Norfolk
  • 853
    • little red hens egg blog
Re: Lame Hen
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2010, 15:06 »
No I looked up bumble foot, and it doesn't fit what she has. 

*

joyfull

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: lincolnshire
  • 22169
    • Monarch Engineering Ltd
Re: Lame Hen
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2010, 16:08 »
check (with a magnifying glass if necessary) for a splinter as that could lead to the swelling, redness and infection.
Staffies are softer than you think.

*

LittleRedHen

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Location: Coltishall, Norfolk
  • 853
    • little red hens egg blog
Re: Lame Hen
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2010, 16:38 »
I looked at it with a magnifying glass and it is a round red ring.  The skin is not broken.  A real mystery.  We ended up putting her back with the rest of the hens because she made such a lot of noise in the house.  Ours neighbours would not be amused.  She's walking gingerly around now, but not limping badly.  I don't like her perching tonight, but there isn't much a I can do to stop her now. 



xx
Lame Hen

Started by PinkTequila on The Hen House

3 Replies
1189 Views
Last post January 20, 2009, 09:09
by PinkTequila
xx
Lame Hen

Started by browntrouty on The Hen House

4 Replies
1226 Views
Last post May 05, 2012, 09:53
by splash101
xx
Lame duck

Started by Henerz on The Hen House

3 Replies
1274 Views
Last post July 31, 2011, 09:40
by joyfull
xx
Lame Chicken

Started by Binty on The Hen House

25 Replies
5267 Views
Last post November 10, 2008, 15:52
by babe
 

Page created in 0.174 seconds with 36 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks Social Login Mod
Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |