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HELP please,wobbly hen with eyes closed!!

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Just found my favorite hen in the coop on the floor laying down and I thought she was dead but thank god she wasn't,I've had this happen before and wasn't able to save them I'm real scared. She's wobbly,eyes closed until I pick her up and she clucks some,please any help at all I need to save my hen!!! I have her in a big plastic dog crate with straw right now 

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Maybe mareks? im not an expert, though. i would just keep her comfortable and plenty of water, (Make sure she drinks) until you find out what it is. maybe ask another local chicken keeper, or call the vet and describe her symptoms, or if you have one close you can take her. hope she feels better. :( PS chickens can survive mareks.

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Also if it is mareks I read a book about someone who held up their paralyzed chicken, because it had only really affected her feet, and let her stretch them. this allowed her to walk sort of after a little while. I would try this only after you know if it is mareks or not though. good luck.

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Did you figure out what this was? I have been having the same thing as what  your chicken looks like. About every few months another one of my hens develop this: puffed up, not eating, wobbly-sitting on knees/elbows, wings drooping. Any help would be great!

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