Is one of your chickens limping or walking like it is in pain? It’s never fun to see an animal we love. Chickens can limp for various reasons.
Scaly mites are microscopic bugs that burrow into a chicken’s feet. They essentially dig holes and tunnels into the chicken’s feet and leave residue behind. As a result, chickens lose feeling in their legs and, ultimately, struggle to walk.
Hurt chickens limp when they can’t put normal weight on their hurt leg. The area can hurt and become infected, whether it’s something like a thorn under their feet or a splinter they caught in the coop.
When a chicken is sick, the illness could affect its ability to stay balanced. As a result, it will move from side to side when it’s walking forward. In addition, it will move haltingly, which may look like a limp.
As chicken owners, we spend an enormous amount of time caring for our birds. When they’re in trouble with an obvious limp, it’s time to take action. Don’t let your chickens limp around the yard or the field in pain for too long.