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Pullet can't walk

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Needing some expert advice... I've taken this pullet from someone who hatched her and she is unable to walk. She just started multi vitamin drops in her water and is eating well. But cannot walk or bear weight on her legs. She uses her wings to balance and flaps them to get around. She currently lives in the house where she is warm and safe.https://www.facebook.com/teresafraser123/videos/o.478703848812565/10153512689813193/?type=2&theater&notif_t=video_processed&notif_id=1459959233423234

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How long has she been lame? It could be riboflavin (vitamin B2) deficiency, but that needs to be treated right away or can be come permanent. The symptoms are curling under of the toes and sitting or walking on hocks. This is known as curled toe paralysis. Give her a chick vitamin in her water that contains Riboflavin. Mareks disease could also be a possibility, but try the vitamins for a week or two. BComplex tablets can also be used ground up in food or dissolved in water. Is she getting a balanced chick grower feed?
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Thanks for your reply. I am leaning toward B2 deficiency. Amazingly enough after only two days on the vita drops she was able to stand briefly on her feet and not her hocks!!!! I've only had her 4 days now and there is already improvement. I am keeping my biosecurity on high alert just in case :)

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