Ah! Why is my chicken walking around like she's drunk!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Oceanseve, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's having a hard time staying on her feet! She will if I chase her, but she seems really wobbly and wants to just lay there to eat. What's wrong? There is also some fresh poop that is mucousy/bloody.... Is something wrong? Is she about to lay for the first time? What's going on?
     
  2. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's not as bad as that lady described. She is walking, just seems like her equilibrium is off. We've had a lot of rain lately and her tail feathers were soaked last night, we thought maybe just her balance was thrown off. It is better today, but still kinda wobbly.

    Let me rephrase, I assume she's having a hard time staying onher feet, cause she's not getting up much. She's not falling over, just stumbling.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2008
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like Marek's. Do a search on here with the in the search line, you'll find lots of info. on it that might help you to identify if she's got it or not. good luck!
     
  4. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh- Bless her heart. I hope everything work's out. Please let us know.
     
  5. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    but I don't see anything about bloody poop related to marek's
     

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