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Help!! My chicken won't stand or walk

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I have only had chickens for about a  year now and unfortunately one of my hens has been injured and now she won't stand or walk. It has been 6 days and she won't try at all. We have her in a sling to promote feet movement on the ground but nothing. Is there anything I can do?? will she ever walk again??

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are there any other symptoms

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She was stuck for an unknown amount of time by her head. She broke her right wing and was almost dead when we found her. She is eating and drinking, a little diarrhea but vet gave us tylosin for that. When I pick her up and touch her feet she doesn't react at all. It's like she's paralyzed??  

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anything else, I have been off for a few days, but it does sound like she is paralyzed.

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She did suffer some spinal cord damage. Nothing broken but it is stretched and curved. We have had her in a hammock for a few days trying to stimulate some leg movement. We aren't getting much.

post #6 of 8

give her some strawberries and time(I do mean clock not the herb)

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Update on Lynda. She is still not walking and her comb is limp and folded over. I dont know what to do for her. Going to take her for a weight check tomorrow..i really hope she is gaining weight.
post #8 of 8

put her in a sling so her legs are dangling rather than her sitting on them(if she is laying/sitting on them), I suggested strawberries because they are an anti-inflammatory so they would help if there was any swelling around her spine that maybe could be causing the problem.

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