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what is wrong with my chick?

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so i have a chick (about 12 weeks) who was limping a little about 4 days ago. checked over saw nothing. the next night she was beginning to seem lethargic. so i brought her in.  by the next morning she could not stand on her own. she is bright , normal breathing but cannot stand. seems off balance. her feet/toes are not completely paralyzed. her toes are doing some curling. her legs will shake some when i am holding her. she sits back on her hocks then flops over. her crop is not emptying from what i can tell. she is still eating some, not drinking a ton of water.  her stool is normal, no parasites.  no lesions on feet.  she is from Sand Hill Preservation.   i am adding some pics. any other thoughts? should i cull her?  all of the rest of the flock seem fine at the moment.  TIA

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 5
Perhaps it could be Mareks, but don't take my word for that because I am no expert. Here is a helpful link about Mareks that you read if you want:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-great-big-giant-mareks-disease-faq
Hopefully someone else with more knowledge responds soon! Best of luck! And your chick is adorable! Is she a Buckeye? We used to have one. smile.png
Lovin' my life in the country with my animals and my family! And a proud owner of a Beagle!

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Lovin' my life in the country with my animals and my family! And a proud owner of a Beagle!

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yes she is, thanks!

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Originally Posted by spraguegretchen View Post

yes she is, thanks!
You're welcome! big_smile.png
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~henny1129
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Lovin' my life in the country with my animals and my family! And a proud owner of a Beagle!

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post #5 of 5

Looks like Mareks. Most do not survive Mareks, and those that do are carriers for life. There is no treatment for Mareks. 

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