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I have a 4 month old buff orpington that has some serious issues.  She seems to be crippled/ disoriented.  She holds her head to one side and stammers and stumbles around and will crash over on her side.   Going to put her down but curious as to what this may be.  

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Without photos or a video, it is hard to say.

Could possibly be Wry Neck, Marek's or some other neurological/development disorder or disease.

Wry Neck can be treated with Vitamin E and Selnium. Marek's is not "curable" but symptoms can be "controlled".

If you really want to find out what is the cause and if it possibly a contagious illness that can be passed on to present and future flock members you may want to send her for necropsy.

 

Vitamin Information:

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/6/diseases-of-poultry/217/vitamin-b2-deficiency/
http://www.tillysnest.com/2014/03/vitamin-deficiencies-in-backyard-chicks-html/

 

WRY NECK
http://www.raising-happy-chickens.com/wry-neck.html

http://www.browneggblueegg.com/Article/Crookneck/Crookneck.html
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/97121/lets-talk-wry-neck-crook-neck

 

WRY NECK VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IhSQHyvzlM

 

Marek's Information:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-great-big-giant-mareks-disease-faq
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/90/mareks-disease/
https://www.beautyofbirds.com/mareksdisease.html

 

MAREK'S VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHgr6s6-iEY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BydP994Tp7E

 

Necropsy Info

http://www.metzerfarms.com/PoultryLabs.cfm
http://www.usaha.org/Portals/6/StateAnimalHealthOfficials.pdf

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