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8 week old chick listless and suddenly splay legged

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by callawayma, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. callawayma

    callawayma In the Brooder

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    Rickets or Mareks?[​IMG]
     
  2. callawayma

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    I have her in isolation in the brooder. She can stand and flap her wings. She just sits on her feet a lot, her legs do not spread out so much when she is on pine shavings...
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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  4. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Crowing 6 Years

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  5. callawayma

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    Thank you, I was worried it was Mareks but she doesn't really have the symptoms. Will try to correct her diet, I would have thought the costly organic feed I have been buying them would have prevented this!
     
  6. callawayma

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    Update: my Wyandotte just died. I heard a squawk and looked in the brooder, she was on her back convulsing. I gently lifted her and put her right side up, and she flopped over and died. Is it possible she had a stroke?
     
  7. callawayma

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    Do I need to worry about my other 5 healthy seeming chickens?
     
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  8. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Crowing 6 Years

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    If it was mareks they will have been exposed . :(
    Perhaps you should have a necropsy done so that you know what you are dealing with.
    Sorry for your loss.
     
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