Older chicken with a hurt leg
Hello! I've been on Gardenweb for years, and didn't realize this forum was here!
I have a 10 and 1/2 year old Easter-Egger. She was limping off and on for a week or two. Then, about a week ago, she couldn't put any weight on her leg.
I moved her to a dog crate so she wouldn't have as much room. She's eating and drinking fine.
I was thinking it might be a sprain. Her foot was looking a little swollen. But I can move her foot all around and it doesn't bother her. But, when I hold her and flex and extend her leg, she flinches. I think its her "elbow".....(I guess that's maybe where the patella is??)
I haven't splinted anything yet. But.....if I think its that joint........how would I even try to splint it?
Sure wish she could tell me where it hurts! :)
Nothing feels broken.
I am giving her some aspirin for the pain.