I found her hiding Sunday night so I picked her up and put her in the coop. Monday morning she was on the floor of the coop just laying there panting. I immediately separated her from the rest of my flock. I began giving her Vi-tal by syringe. Her poop was very fowl smelling and greenish-yellow. I cooked up scrambled eggs and she refused to eat on her own, so I fed it to her. As of this past week, I have been giving meds, water/electrolytes and feeding her human baby food, yogurt/applesauce, with some layer feed in it. Her her comb is bright red, eyes are clear, pupils are equal and reactive.
Dr said not a vitamin/ calcium deficiency because I feed Purina brand which is really good.
It has been 5 days now that she has been on meds and still no improvement she just lays there in her makeshift nest, flaps her wings now and again, and when I feed her, she pants really hard for a long period of time. I live in Florida and she is in the house/garage.
I pick her up to clean her bottom when she poops and I work her legs, one she will put pressure against my hand and pull away, but the other just hangs there
I have spent $170 on a $5 chicken. I got her from a reputable feed store so I know she had a vaccine for Mericks
I am at a loss what to do for her now.. do I wait and see what happens, will she gain her legs back? Can chickens have a stroke.. she is always leaning to the right, it is the left leg that just hangs.
Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated!!