This AM opening up the coop to let everyone out, this one particular hen was stumbling. Figured it was just from the commotion of everyone trying to get out at once. No, she continued on her way falling to one side, standing up, falling to the other side. it got worse, after chores I found her laying on the ground eyes closed, limp, legs stretched out. Carried her to a box with bedding and propped her up with shredded paper. She immediately perked up. Eyes have been clear. No runny nose.
She is interested in eating, however she's not really getting any pellets in ther mouth it doesn't look like....just vigorously pecking at the food. Very interested in meal worms!!! So something is right in her head!
Not drinking much.
So she is propped up in this box. If I push her legs toward her body, once there will be resistence and the next time the leg will be limp. It's inconsistent.
She does cluck to me. Doesn't like to be handled in general, so she try's to put up a fight, but not a very good one since she can't stand.
Head and neck are active, up right and appear normal.
I do not know much of her history. She has come to me with four other hens recently. No one has laid anything yet for me. My original hens are moulting, so not laying either.
looks like it maybe be any number of viral or bacterial issues, just thought I'd ask for some advise pertaining to my chickens condition.