chicken with lame leg

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  1. Indra

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    Standing up to eat her watermelon today
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    That is so good. I am smiling for you and her.
     
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    Indra: I have a couple of questions for you. One, in their pens do you water pans on the direct ground? If so, chickens are notorious for scratching for worms. If they eat an infected worms. I forgot the name of the virus from these earth worms. But, it's fatal death for sure. Ask the forum or a vet. They can treat the hen within the first several hours with a strong antibiotic. Second, do you have a large rooster that is mounting the hens? It looks as though her right leg is traumatized. Buy antibiotic powder to put into the water. Use a small amount of water in their dish so they will drink it all. Next, warmth is the key if they are isolating. Check her vent, to see if she is egg bound. Good luck!
     
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    Lovely story
     
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    Hi all, just letting you know Blackie is doing really well. She still sleeps in a laying box and has a slight limp, but everything else has returned to normal. Incredibly she has returned to normal egg production and even laid a double yolker yesterday. I have rearranged the layout in their shed so the girls have a clearer path in their descent from the roost.
     
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    Hi Indra. In part this is great news.
    But the double yolker is not good news.
    She could be developing an obstruction high up in the oviduct.
    Just watch her for slight changes to the way she lays her egg & the shape of the egg.
    If you can manage to be there a few mornings you will soon see whether she is having trouble or not whilst laying.
    I imagine she still sits down a fair bit during the day to rest her leg.
    However that is also the sign of high up obstruction in the oviduct.
    A hot leg is also a sign.
    I hope all your lovely chooks will approve of the new household design & arrangements! :D
     
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    Thank you. She has been back to two eggs out of three days for around two weeks now, no sign of strain or obstruction. Eggs are perfectly shaped and we were getting the occasional double yolker from her previously. She is up and about all day with the other girls and even runs for her feed.
     
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    Wonderful news, Indra.
    I always get concerned when hens begin laying doubles as it is often not the festive event sign we would like it to be.
     
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    That's lovely news:yahoo::idea:. Do you know if there are games on here?
     
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