Australorp walking strange

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Minch83, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Minch83

    Minch83 Out Of The Brooder

    I have an 18wk old australorp who walks like a German soldier marching. She seems to walk then drop and have a rest as though she's tired. None of the other chooks are doing this. Any ideas??
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I would start her on a poultry vitamin with mineral supplement daily in her food or water. Was she vaccinated for Mareks disease? Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can cause problems with legs and feet. Mareks can cause loss of balance and paralysis in one or both legs, wings, or in the neck. Has she started to lay eggs yet? What type of feed do you give your flock?
  3. Minch83

    Minch83 Out Of The Brooder

    No, she's only 18wks but I've started her on layer pellets. Before that she was on grower pellets. I've noticed today that her back end shakes as though her weight is too much for her legs. She's not over sized of anything. We bought her as day old from a breeder so she was given her injections

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