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Hi there!It's quite unlikely that the three of them would have the same thing causing their limping; there is no infectious agent that can pass between dogs and birds causing pain/limping (however, infectious can cause limping in dogs and can affect more than one individual at a time). Even though it seems odd and related, I think all three are affected by something separate. I couldn't comment on the chicken (I don't see birds), but the two dogs could have sustained injuries or become infected with something together - one possibility of a shared infection is a tick borne illness - ticks can carry bacterial diseases that can cause joint disease... Even if you've not seen ticks on them, it's still a possibility.You could given the three of them a couple of days to see if they get better, but if not, I would take them in to be evaluated by a vet and see what's going on. It's impossible to say what's wrong without seeing them, unfortunately.Please let me know if you have additional questions!