barred rock chicken

Asked August 14, 2019, 12:07 PM EDT

I have 3 barred rocks which live in my urban back yard. One of them has developed a great difficulty walking - she is basically hobbling. I do not see any signs that she has 'bumblefoot.' She hobbles into the hutch at night - even somehow getting up on the perch. She hobbles out in the morning. Basically during the day she sits around, although I find her in various places of the backyard, so she is moving some. She eats and drinks and at least one time I know she laid an egg. It is heart breaking to watch her. Is there any kind of veterinarian available for chickens? What would you recommend. Valerie McIntosh

Marion County Oregon

1 Response

You can find vets that do poultry here https://www.oregonvma.org/vetdirectory

Is she a younger hen in her first year - this may be something genetic that is showing up as she matured.