Need help - Chicken is not using her legs - with video
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First thought is Marek's, for which there wouldn't be any treatment.
Second thought, and hope, is it could be coccidiosis. Not all coccidiosis produces bloody diarrhea, and it can weaken the bird such that it is unwilling to walk.
Third, it might be a vitamin deficiency for which solution is a good dose of chick saver type vitamins or baby vitamins.
Last, botulism poisoning.
If you have access to Sulmet (a sulphur drug), I would put her on that for several days to see if she picks up. I have good luck with Sulmet as it quickly treats Coccidiosis and also addresses gram negative bacteria.
But I must admit, I suspicion it may be something like Marek's.
I'll link the BYC Marek's article which also has comparison to Marek's immitators, which include vitamin deficiency (E is a big one and Vit B) and botulism.
Good luck with her. Sorry I can't help more.
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Good luck with her. Let us know how it goes.
It breaks my heart to report there has been no improvement to her lack of leg use. She seems in good spirits, lets me pick her up and pamper her. A neighbor gave me s different supplement, and she eats well but zero improvement. I am befuddled and after three full days with no change, my hopes are quickly dwindling. I am only too grateful to you guys for the quire responses and information, this site is truly amazing.
I would give it some more time in case it is vitamin-related. Have you seen any worsening in her symptoms? In addition to the Mareks Faq posted above, here is some more info and a couple of good threads about Mareks, although we are very hopeful that it is not Mareks: