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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by darbella, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. darbella

    darbella Songster

    Nov 2, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Is there a disease or illness that chickens get that even though they eat, they loose weight and especially muscle???? The progresses to their legs going stick straight out either in fron tor in back of them?

  2. Don't know about chickens, but that sounds like what happens when a mammal gets worms. [​IMG]
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
  4. darbella

    darbella Songster

    Nov 2, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:Dont think it is worms because I wormed her when I had gotten her. I am feeling terrible because i think it may be from the Tylan injections. SOmeone mentioned to me that the Tylan can cause muscle damage. I need to google that and see.
  5. QuailHollow

    QuailHollow Songster

    Quote:Without reading anyone's response, I'd say Marek's disease.
  6. QuailHollow

    QuailHollow Songster

  7. darbella

    darbella Songster

    Nov 2, 2008
    New Hampshire
    QuailHollowP&P :


    not sure what the 1+ means, but I loooked at the symptoms for Mareks and she only has the leg issue going on where she is off balance and the one leg allways shoots out in front when she tries to walk and then lays down.​

  8. Barred Rocker

    Barred Rocker cracked egg

    Jul 15, 2009
    King and Queen Co, Va
    You'd probably get a lot more responses if you posted this in Emergency/Diseases/Injuries category.
  9. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Sounds like Marek's. Marek's has different symptoms dependent on the bird's age. The symptoms in a young bird can be very different than the symptoms in an adult, mature bird.
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    If the chicken has gotten any moldy feed it can cause the same leg problems as Marek's. It only takes a tiny bit of mold to cause permanant neurological damage. They will continue to eat and drink normally.

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