I have a roughly four year old Rhode Island Red who I have raised from a chick. She is a pet, who has spent her life free roaming the garden (and the house at times), and eating all kinds of fancy foods. She once lived with her sister who unfortunately died last year.
We recently found her just sitting in her pen. When called, she would try to come to us, but it seemed as though her legs were not working. Since then, we've taken her to be seen too, and have been given antibiotics, but we are no closer to fixing her.
Currently she is just flat on her stomach, only really moving to throw her head around. We have been syringe feeding her fluids, mushed up food, and antibiotics. Today we also wormed her. She has diarrhea, and out of fear of fly strike, she was given a butt bath today. We have her inside, on my lap right now, but we've seen no improvement. At times she will fight us when we try to syringe water in her mouth, but otherwise she relinquishes control of her body to us.
She is thin, as she's not been eating, but we worry that isn't the only contributing factor to her weakness. Our top priority is to have her well; we don't want to be prolonging any pain she might be in.
I've researched diseases and so far think it could be worms or Marik's. Her eyes are still the vibrant red they've always been. Her crown is flopped over, though still red.
If anyone has any ideas as to what is wrong with our chickie, and how we can make her better, we would very much appreciate it. As stated we've raised her from a baby, and have come to adore her unique personality.
Thankyou very much.