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11 mon old Black Australorp she isn't walking need help!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flock of 5, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. flock of 5

    flock of 5 In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2012
    Elvira is 11 months old weighs 4.5 lbs. the weight has not seemed to change so far. We noticed that she was limping Sunday afternoon. I've been giving her aspirin in her water because I thought it was just a sprained leg or something like that. Yesterday she would try to get up to walk and would just flop over. I've been doing some research and only two diseases mirror what she might have Marek's and MS obviously I would rather the later since it is treatable. How can I tell which one it is? My neighbor is vet tech and gave me some metacam to give to her last night. She doesn't have any other symptoms except not walking. I have her seperated from the rest of my chickens and they aren't showing any signs of beening sick. She is eating and drinking although not as much as she should be. Her poop seem normal maybe a little on the runny side. I have an order in for Tylan the farm I got her from (here in Colorado) suggested I try it. I don't know what else I can do at this point. I've already takin her to a vet and he seemed to think it was Marek's but he had little experience with chickens and there isn't a vet here in Colorado that does :(. I'm so very sad about this if she dies they have helped me through a very rough time in my life and losing even one is heartbreaking. Please help if you can. Thank you Nicole
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012

  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    It sounds like Marek's. Give her a few days and see if the paralysis wears off. It very well could. In the meantime, you need to do all the research you can on Marek's so you know exactly what you are going to be dealing with in the future.

    I wouldn't bother with the Tylan. It's not going to do anything to help.

    Good luck.

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