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Help I think my 3 month old Buff Orpington had a stroke!

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Yesterday Pancake, my 3 month old hen freaked out for a few seconds....squawking and flopping around then fell down on her side. She got up after a few seconds but seemed confused. I gave her some water and she drank a little then started drooling. We brought her inside and she walked in circles looking very uneasy and unsteady on her feet. She would come to my hand and lean on my had to hold herself up. Her right eye kept closing and she leaned to the right also. I would pick her up and cuddle her and she would fall asleep within seconds. I couldn't gt her to lay down so I held her. She slept for about three hours then woke up and started walking around. I brought her outside and when she tried to eat she was unsuccessful......like she couldn't peck hard enough to get the food.When she is walking around she seems normal (but less perky). Today I went out to see her and she was walking around and came right up to me. I picked her up and she fell asleep instantly. She does this ALL the time now. Like she wants to be held so she can just sleep. And when she sleeps it's like she is dead......her head drops and she goes limp....like she is exhausted. I almost think she would rather be held all day and sleep but then when you put her down she walks around like she is fine.

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:welcome

 

I can't tell you what's happening with your bird, but the experts over on the emergencies/diseases forum probably can:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

 

Share all the details you have in a post on that forum, hopefully someone can tell you what's going on with Pancake.

 

Good luck!

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Hello! 

Yesterday Pancake, my 3 month old hen freaked out for a few seconds....squawking and flopping around then fell down on her side. She got up after a few seconds but seemed confused. I gave her some water and she drank a little then started drooling. We brought her inside and she walked in circles looking very uneasy and unsteady on her feet. She would come to my hand and lean on my had to hold herself up. Her right eye kept closing and she leaned to the right also. I would pick her up and cuddle her and she would fall asleep within seconds. I couldn't gt her to lay down so I held her. She slept for about three hours then woke up and started walking around. I brought her outside and when she tried to eat she was unsuccessful......like she couldn't peck hard enough to get the food.When she is walking around she seems normal (but less perky). Today I went out to see her and she was walking around and came right up to me. I picked her up and she fell asleep instantly. She does this ALL the time now. Like she wants to be held so she can just sleep. And when she sleeps it's like she is dead......her head drops and she goes limp....like she is exhausted. I almost think she would rather be held all day and sleep but then when you put her down she walks around like she is fine.

 

Alright :welcome great to have you joining the BYC flock :frow

 

 

 

BYC has a very useful Learning Center :caf  A place to spend some time ..

 

 

 

 

First you have a really bad situation but I have to congratulate you for being one of the few people you can describe the situation and problem you are having or a very nice explanation  :)

 

 

 

You need to go to Emergencies Diseases illnesses and cures ,, just go to Forum Nav: and tap on the V you will now find the different Trends then just go down till you find Emergencies Diseases Illnesses and cures click and you can ask your question there some one there will give you some expert advise ....

 

 

Try this cook up some scrambled eggs and this to her and see if there is any improvement and a little ACV in the drinking water ...... Sounds simple but it a simple chicken Aspirin :cool:  

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It does sound like she has had stroke or  brain damage from injury or  illness.  Do you have any avian vets near you?   I don't think neurological issues can be treated via internet.

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