The quick background is that 10 days ago, this chicken (1 in about 24 of our flock) had positioned herself in the coop with her legs tucked up under her and her head tucked and facing the corner of the coop. We took her to the vet the next day. She had a 107 degree temp and we treated here with antibiotics as a precaution and isolated her from the other chickens. We have been hand feeding her with a syringe 2 x / day with rice cereal and water and now fortified that with fruit, veggies and chicken feed, etc, all blended up.
However, she still cannot stand except very briefly and never totally upright. She is VERY unstable and falls forward or uses her wings to stabilize herself. She has not eaten on her own at all (nor water) except today I did see her eating lettuce from my garden bed. I place her there during the day so she can enjoy the outdoors and soak up some sun.
She seems alert and otherwise content.
But it’s the lack of progress and this head thing she’s doing after every meal as of the past 2 days.
Here is what she does as of the past 2 days or so after every partial feeding from the syringe.
Thank you for your wisdom. Ginger is a trooper and we want to do anything we can to help her.