- Jun 9, 2014
So I noticed Whiskers, my ameraucana, with an immobile wing one day however she was walking and socializing fine for about a month before I decided to wrap the wing thinking it was broken. The she immediately started on the decline. I wrapped her wing one evening then the next morning she was on her back with the tape ripped off and having trouble walking. When I let the flock out to free range she would lay nearby everyone so then I decided to quarantine her from the rest. One sunny day, three days later, I decided to let her free range with the flock and she immediately couldn't walk. She stays squatting with feathers ruffled yet eats and drinks just fine. She will hobble around to the closes form of shelter if being chased by the other curious hens. She'll dig around in the dirt with her beak but I have to lay her down in the dirt. Its been six days now and basically she stays in a squatting position but very alert and eating/drinking normally. I've given her some electrolytes but not sure what else to do. Her immobility is progressing, she's losing her order in the flock and I'm afraid it's something more than a broken wing and depression. I can't move her closer to the pen/coop and I wasn't able to get her out in the sun today, day seven. Is there something more I can do, would a vet be able to draw blood and see if she's diseased. My flock has been eating and drinking after her. Her comb and eyes look normal, she just doesn't move around like the rest.