I hope someone might be able to give me some advice...
I have a light sussex, approx 4 months old, which I'm assuming had heatstroke. It was 30 Celcius today (summer here in NZ) and I found her unable to walk (stumbling a few steps max) though still fairly alert. I could pick her up whereas she's not normally a fan of being petted. She didn't have splayed out wings like I would have expected from heat but maybe she didn't have the energy to do that?
Her pupils are really weird, they're going from tiny to huge constantly. Like in, out, in, out.
I've got her inside in the air con but she won't drink and is panting very rapidly.
She did have a tiny bit of banana soaked in water but otherwise is just sitting there panting.
I introduced her and 2 sisters to my flock 2 months ago - from a very reputable breeder and a 6 week quarantine - but I'm terrified of an illness spreading.
I'm treating it as though she has heatstroke....but how would I know if it was Marek disease? It seems like the symptoms are quite similar.
And how long would I keep her inside for ( assuming she starts standing/drinking/eating ) before she can go back out with her friends?
Thanks in advance!!