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12 week old cant stand

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Shyla-C, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Shyla-C

    Shyla-C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 12 week old Spitz cockerel that as of this afternoon can not stand. When I gently pull his legs out, he pulls them back under him. He extends them out when I lift him, but he can not support himself. The other 2 in the coop with him are fine as of right now. His crop is full just like the others. Any ideas what is going on? I have sulmet on hand, should I give him that? I brought him inside.
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Check him for injury's. It doesn't sound like Mareks since he can pull his legs back under him.
     
  3. Shyla-C

    Shyla-C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the advice. I just finished checking him over. I didn't see or feel anything unusual. I was adjusting the tarp over their run when I noticed him huddled in the corner so maybe it is an injury.
     

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