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  1. Thanks for all the advice, I will give her a few more weeks to recover and see how she goes.
  2. Thanks for the advice! I will add some more cushioning to the floor and see how that goes. I cant lower the perches but I can remove them but that would mean they all sleep on the floor or in the nest boxes. She tends to half jump and half fly in and out of the coop but I think this is because she wont put weight on her leg. She spends most of the day in the coop sitting in the doorway looking out and just comes down for a stretch and some food and water a couple of times a day.
  3. Thanks Beantree, that’s really helpful. Their coop is about 1m off the ground with a ramp up to it and they have perches that are probably 40cm off the floor. There is some Aubiose bedding on the floor but its not that thick. I’m now thinking that maybe I should confine her to a cat basket for a while so she cant jump and see how that goes. Is there anything I can give her to help it heal or just continue with water and layers pellets?
  4. Hi All, I'm after some advice please. Around 6 weeks ago we got 2 new POL hens to keep our one remaining chook company. The pecking order took a couple of weeks to establish and during this time, one of our new POLs, a Black Rock, developed a limp. She was still getting around and eating and drinking OK so we gave it some time to see if it would heal. The limp did not get any better so we took her to a vet who could not find any signs of fractures or infection so assumed a strain or sprain and prescribed Loxicom for the pain and rest. 2 weeks later and the limp is no better. She can still get around and feed etc. but spends a lot of time sitting down and keeping out of the others way. Should I give her some more time to heal or just have her PTS now as I don't want her to suffer if she won't get better and it's been about 4 weeks now? She doesn't seem to be in pain until she tries to walk and then can barely put weight on her leg. The vet suggested next stage of treatment would be sedation and X rays but this would be far too expensive. Is there anything else I can do or try? Any suggestions would be welcomed please.

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