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Hello everyone,

 

We have a seven week old Maran boy who has recently developed some concerning symptoms- of what I don't know.

 

He is rocking when he stands, unsteady when he walks and his legs seem rigid and tense. He wobbles even when he's standing still! I can't seem to find a disease that fits, even Mareks disease (which seems to be the obvious answer) looks quite different to what he has.

 

I'm very concerned that something is wrong and that his brothers and sisters might have already caught what he has... :( For now I'm keeping them segregated, but any help identifying the problem would be much appreciated!

 

Thank you for any and all help. :)

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! I'm sorry that it's not under better circumstances hugs.gif When I first started reading I thought mareks too. There are different strains of it I believe. Please do post in the emergencies section,here is the link ~http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
Give as much detail as you can, what he's eating and drinking like, what his poop is like.

I hope members in the emergencies section can help you out. Wishing you the very best of luck, I hope he is well again soon fl.gif
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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post #4 of 7

I think we all think of Marek's  when things like this present itself.  Has he had any head injuries?   Any chance he has had a stroke?  That can mimic Mareks.

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post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone for your help and welcomes! :)

 

I appreciate your advice Yorkshire coop, I just found the emergencies section and will post my problem again there. :) My apologies for posting in this section, I'm new to this site and still learning the functions :jumpy 

 

 

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I think we all think of Marek's  when things like this present itself.  Has he had any head injuries?   Any chance he has had a stroke?  That can mimic Mareks.

 

Thanks drumstick diva for your concern. :) As far as I know he hasn't been hurt, and apart from walking a little slower than the other chicks (and the wobbling and rocking) he seems to be in perfect health, our mother hen has taken good care of him. We're concerned it is Mareks, but many of the symptoms don't match... I will research the disease more though. :)

 

 

This seems like a great community, I'm glad to be a part of it. :)

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:welcome

 

You did fine posting here on the new member forum, gives us a chance to say hello and point you in the right direction. I hope you can figure out what's going on with your boy and he gets better soon.

 

Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions, always feel free to ask. There are a lot of friendly, helpful members here to give you a hand.

 

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Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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