All of a sudden my hen can't walk.

mwtrdh16

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She was fine on Friday but, she could not walk on Saturday. Initially, it seemed as if she was injured. Not, i don't know what to make of it. she's trying to walk on her toes but she's falling over face first. what could be the problem?
 

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How old is she? Did she receive a Mareks vaccination? Does she walk on her hocks (elbows) or have curled under toes? I would go ahead and start some poultry vitamins in the water containing riboflavin (vitamin B2.) Riboflavin deficiency can cause those symptoms.
 

mwtrdh16

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She's 20 weeks old. She was walking on her elbows earlier this week. Now, she just trying to walk on her tippy toes. It's really ad to watch
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. I'll get some vitamins, hopefully they work. I'm not sure if she had the mareks vaccine.

Thanks for your reply
Michelle
 

mwtrdh16

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She was getting worse and I couldn't bear to see her that way. It was heartbreaking. I decided to put her down
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. Thanks for you help.
 

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Sorry for your loss. If you still have the body, you can refrigerate it and send it to your state vet to get a necropsy to look for a cause of death. If you see any other chicken with odd symptoms, I would get some testing for Mareks.
 

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