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Young laying hen w/leg probs

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I recently purchased several young laying hens from a local person...all were in good condition when I picked up.  After several days/about a week, I found one of the little serama/mix hens sitting in the coop....then when I went back to check on them again, she was still in the same position, so I decided to examine more closely....

 

She wont/cant stand up.  If I try to stand her up, she extends both front legs out straight and sits down. I have her isolated indoors in a kennel.  She's eating and drinking fine, making little chicken noises....but I dont understand whats going on with her legs.  She's alert and perky.  I have felt all along her legs from her feet on up.  No injury thats visually apparent, and she doesnt seem to hurt if I press all along her legs. 

 

Thoughts?  I cant put her back in the coop this way, she needs to be able to walk!   Thanks.

Kristen, SAHM to 3 gorgeous blue eyed cowboys and 1 precious princess!!  Currently a slave to over 30 feathered friends including Polish, Serama and Buff Orphs.  We have 4 dogs, 5 kitties and 1 (lonely) guinea pig. 
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Kristen, SAHM to 3 gorgeous blue eyed cowboys and 1 precious princess!!  Currently a slave to over 30 feathered friends including Polish, Serama and Buff Orphs.  We have 4 dogs, 5 kitties and 1 (lonely) guinea pig. 
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Do you know if she was vaccinated for Mareks disease? That would be my guess, but I would start her on vitamins and make sure that she is drinking well. I would check with the breeder about vaccinations.
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