I have a 5 month old chicken that had issues in the southern California heat last weekend. This is my third to go down in heat. Normally, they are not able to use their legs. This particular chicken seems to have a problem with her wing as it was dragging. I took her to an avian vet last Monday and the vet did not find any problems but splinted her up. She refused to stand with the splint. She pecked it off within hours. I have tried splinting her several times but she refuses to stand when I do so. So now I have taped up her wing with masking tape and vet tape that only sticks to itself. She is eating and drinking. Bright green poop.
I am so confused because she is up and walking on some days and refuses to use her legs on others. When she is down her toes curl up and her legs seem unusable - like the two others that I lost in the past. This was the case yesterday. Today she is up again clucking, standing and walking a bit. The vet told me it could be neurological. My question is - should I have her put down? She is a sweetheart and I want to keep her alive if it is just a physical issue that will get better. But, will she? Is there any way to tell (aside from an X Ray) if this problem is neurological? Thanks in advance.
Edited by cofused chick - 9/25/15 at 10:57am