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EE Hen with sudden balance problem

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Introduced 2 new hens (after guarantine) & they started fighting, I noticed my only resident EE was falling down when they attacked each other & seemed to have trouble getting back up. I've never noticed her having a problem until the new ones came in & the fights started. It's been several days now & she still seems unsteady. What could the problem be? idunno.gif

Owner of 3 OEGB's, 1 Jap Bantam hen,1 Dutch Bantam hen, 5 OEGB/Dutch/Jap crosses, 30+ AG's, 7 AG chicks, 6 Wyandottes (2 BLR's 2 BL, 2 GL), 1 Wellie, 1 Maran/Orp, 1 BO, 1 EE', 1 Bk Ameracauna,1 BCM, 3 RIR's, 2 TB retired racehorses, 1 QH's, 2 house dogs, 1 Manx cross housecat, several outside cats, 21 Painted Desert ewes, & 2 PD rams.

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Owner of 3 OEGB's, 1 Jap Bantam hen,1 Dutch Bantam hen, 5 OEGB/Dutch/Jap crosses, 30+ AG's, 7 AG chicks, 6 Wyandottes (2 BLR's 2 BL, 2 GL), 1 Wellie, 1 Maran/Orp, 1 BO, 1 EE', 1 Bk Ameracauna,1 BCM, 3 RIR's, 2 TB retired racehorses, 1 QH's, 2 house dogs, 1 Manx cross housecat, several outside cats, 21 Painted Desert ewes, & 2 PD rams.

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Is she able to get to the water are the old hens keeping her away from the food and water she might be dehydrated
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It could be a head injury also, but dehydration certainly can affect balance. Hopefully it's not something like Mareks being brought in by a carrier. It takes 3 or more weeks usually for symptoms to show up when exposed. How long ago were the new hens added?

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Originally Posted by Eggcessive View Post

It could be a head injury also, but dehydration certainly can affect balance. Hopefully it's not something like Mareks being brought in by a carrier. It takes 3 or more weeks usually for symptoms to show up when exposed. How long ago were the new hens added?
This happened the day I put the 2 new hens in, she was fighting with them along with several others so maybe she hurt herself then. I haven't noticed her having a problem until that day. She is eating & getting up on the roost with the rest of them. Thanks for your input smile.png
Edited by jockeyeba - 2/17/16 at 4:59pm

Owner of 3 OEGB's, 1 Jap Bantam hen,1 Dutch Bantam hen, 5 OEGB/Dutch/Jap crosses, 30+ AG's, 7 AG chicks, 6 Wyandottes (2 BLR's 2 BL, 2 GL), 1 Wellie, 1 Maran/Orp, 1 BO, 1 EE', 1 Bk Ameracauna,1 BCM, 3 RIR's, 2 TB retired racehorses, 1 QH's, 2 house dogs, 1 Manx cross housecat, several outside cats, 21 Painted Desert ewes, & 2 PD rams.

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Owner of 3 OEGB's, 1 Jap Bantam hen,1 Dutch Bantam hen, 5 OEGB/Dutch/Jap crosses, 30+ AG's, 7 AG chicks, 6 Wyandottes (2 BLR's 2 BL, 2 GL), 1 Wellie, 1 Maran/Orp, 1 BO, 1 EE', 1 Bk Ameracauna,1 BCM, 3 RIR's, 2 TB retired racehorses, 1 QH's, 2 house dogs, 1 Manx cross housecat, several outside cats, 21 Painted Desert ewes, & 2 PD rams.

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Is she able to get to the water are the old hens keeping her away from the food and water she might be dehydrated
She's not having any problem eating or drinking thanks for responding smile.png

Owner of 3 OEGB's, 1 Jap Bantam hen,1 Dutch Bantam hen, 5 OEGB/Dutch/Jap crosses, 30+ AG's, 7 AG chicks, 6 Wyandottes (2 BLR's 2 BL, 2 GL), 1 Wellie, 1 Maran/Orp, 1 BO, 1 EE', 1 Bk Ameracauna,1 BCM, 3 RIR's, 2 TB retired racehorses, 1 QH's, 2 house dogs, 1 Manx cross housecat, several outside cats, 21 Painted Desert ewes, & 2 PD rams.

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Owner of 3 OEGB's, 1 Jap Bantam hen,1 Dutch Bantam hen, 5 OEGB/Dutch/Jap crosses, 30+ AG's, 7 AG chicks, 6 Wyandottes (2 BLR's 2 BL, 2 GL), 1 Wellie, 1 Maran/Orp, 1 BO, 1 EE', 1 Bk Ameracauna,1 BCM, 3 RIR's, 2 TB retired racehorses, 1 QH's, 2 house dogs, 1 Manx cross housecat, several outside cats, 21 Painted Desert ewes, & 2 PD rams.

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