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Pol laying pullet weak on leg?

Have a bcm pullet with sore leg this morning. Moved her to crate and through out the day got more power back in it. Didnít eat or drink all day. And found a shell less egg in with her this evening. Sheís weakly walking now but squatting down sorta like she forcing.
Any suggestions wats wrong with her or any remedies? 👍🏻

KevinS
Sunday, February 28th, 2021

what do U feed her? Does she live outside?

Sulky Bantam
Monday, March 1st, 2021

The squatting usually means she's trying to lay another egg. The soft shelled ones are harder to lay than the normal ones. Has she just started laying? Double yolked ones are also common in young pullets. If she has hurt her leg it will usually feel hot to the touch or look swollen. Does she run with a cock maybe he hurt her. How is she today?

Joseph lawler
Monday, March 1st, 2021

she could be eggbound. Does she have calcium access?

Sulky Bantam
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

There are a number of recent posts describing chickens with leg issues. I have this problem with a chicken of similar age at the moment. Apparently it's Vitamin B2 deficiency. Curled up feet/foot is a sure sign.

The poultry grower that I was feeding my chicks doesn't contain any B vitamins. Can you check yours as I'm curious to see if this is a possible factor?

AdrianR
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Seeing as we seem to be talking to ourselves! What you said is interesting Adrian R. It would be good know how your pullet gets on. Don't have any growers at the moment but checked the organic layers label yesterday. It has vitamins A D3 and E.

Joseph lawler
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021


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