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Hoping someone might have some ideas.  On Nov. 16 we noticed that Amy Chicken (7 mos. RIR) seemed a bit off. She was very lethargic, hanging out with one eye closed, not really interested in eating, seemed slightly off balance. So I took her to the vet.  The chicken vet did a comprehensive avian profile AND and xray, didnt find anything particularly weird, though the radiologist noted a little inflammation just above where her egg was.  Negative worms. She laid the egg shortly after we got home; it was normal.  Amy Chicken still didn't look good though.  The doctor proscribed a weeks worth of Amox. and Meloxidyl.   During that week, she pretty much stopped eating so we syringed food into her. Still not better after antibiotics.  I let her out into the yard one sunny warm day and noticed she seemed look like she was yawning.  I thought, aha! Gapeworm.  Vet said she was negative for that, but  lets try her on Panacur, so we did that.  We finished that yesterday.  Her eye isn't winky anymore, but her comb looks darker and floppier and she still is lethargic.  She kind of goes over to her food and water puts her beak in, but doesn't consume anything.  Then her tongue goes in and out with a clattery sort of sound. We are still syringe feeding her.  I think she kinda looks like she had a stroke. Do chickens have strokes?  Can anyone think of what our next steps might be?

 

Thanks so much for any thoughts on this.  --oh and I forgot to mention, she has two flockmates, both of which are fine. 

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http://www.meetup.com/AustinBackyardPoultry/messages/boards/thread/33691372

 

There is an article and replys that sound like your situation.

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oh weird! Thanks MG 15.  Maybe I'll put her out with the others tomorrow and watch her carefully so they don't hurt her and see what happens. 

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