2 Month Old Chick, One Stiff Leg, Does Not Stand or Move.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EChambers, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. EChambers

    EChambers New Egg

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    I have two month old Orpington chicks at home, when I went in to go take care of them I found one laying down with both its feet in front of it. I believe it has lost feeling in one of its feet and the other seems very stiff. I couldn't feel any fractures, breaks, or misplaced tissues in the legs and there doesn't seem to be any swelling. We put her in a sling in a separate cage last night but I am worried for my other chicks, if its a sickness of some sort how should I treat for it? And can I help the injured chick at the moment?
     
  2. missprissychick

    missprissychick Out Of The Brooder Premium Member

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    Is your chick eating and drinking normal?
     
  3. EChambers

    EChambers New Egg

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    Yesterday when I found her she was eating and drinking fine when I held the bowl up to her. This morning she wouldn't eat or drink anything. I have not check on her today, but I can give you an update when I get home.
     
  4. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    10 to 1 she has Mareks Disease.

    Mareks is un-treatable, and if it was treatable the cured bird will shed the virus for as long as it lives thus infecting your other chickens.
     
  5. EChambers

    EChambers New Egg

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    What steps should I take next?
     

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