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8 week old Roo walking stiff

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chiknlittl, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. chiknlittl

    chiknlittl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi friends, I have an 8 week old Welsummer (80% sure he's a Rooster now) who this morning started walking stiffly and sits alot more frequently. My 5 other 8 week old hens are fine and my year olds are fine also. They are all free range. I've read some other posts and don't like what I see about Mareks disease. All my chicks came from Rural King so they are hatchery chicks. I sure appreciate any guidance as to helping Wilbur and keeping the rest of the flock safe from anything contagious. Thank you!
     
  2. chiknlittl

    chiknlittl Out Of The Brooder

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    Also, I have not seen any evidence of external injury or lice.
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a 3wk old chick that suddenly couldn't walk, off balance & toes curled. Suggested was slipped tendon, splayed leg, curly toe paralysis & riboflavin deficiency. The only one that seemed to fit was CTP/riboflavin deficiency so I taped his toes straight & as suggested gave him 3 drops of the children's PolyVisol vitamins minus the iron, mixed boiled egg yolk in his feed, kept him on a carpeted (traction) flooring. Seemed like forever but it was about 2wks, he's walking (funny gait) but doing great.

    Others with more experience will be peeping in so hang in there and don't give up.

    [​IMG]Before
    [​IMG]After, that's him looking in at the rest of the brood. Separated him from the rest to prevent trampling.
     
  4. chiknlittl

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    Thank you chick nanny. His feet and toes look straight and normal. Maybe he just strained something or got stuck in chicken wire last night. I'm hoping for the best!
     
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  5. chiknlittl

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    Here's my Wilbur standing and sitting...[​IMG]
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