Your first step if a bird is lame

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Your Poultry -

Se­gre­gate and con­fine it to a box or cage in a warm, but well-ventilated place and treat it if pos­si­ble. Make sure it has ac­cess to clean food and wa­ter.

If a limp is caused by an in­jury, seg­re­ga­tion and con­fine­ment is im­por­tant. It pre­vents other birds or preda­tors get­ting ac­cess to and pos­si­bly at­tack­ing an im­mo­bile bird, and helps to stop the bird from putting pres­sure on its in­jured limb.

If the bird is sick, it helps to pre­vent spread of the dis­ease.

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