4-wk-old pullet found on back, still alive.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 3scorpios, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. 3scorpios

    3scorpios In the Brooder

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    Just found a pullet lying on back - both feet up....no idea what's wrong. It can't stand up, just falls over. It was fine this morning.
     
  2. 3scorpios

    3scorpios In the Brooder

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    I don't know what to do for the poor thing. Anybody have a clue what could be wrong??
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

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    Oh man, that give me a lump in my throat. It looks like a neuro problem. This is what I would look at. If she acts sick, I may think botulism. Look at the history of your flock. Is she new? Any others new? Possibly within the last 2 months? A carrier could stay healthy while making others ill. Have you thought about a bad peck on the head or even Marek's?

    If she doesn't improve, you may want to think about euthanizing and sending her to a lab. At some point. You could stand her up in a sling in the meantime. I have made one out of a kitchen towel with 3 holes in it, and tied it to a pole or something, and place food at a reachable height. I can't make decisions for you, just try to help you.
     

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