Broken leg or something else

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FarmsteadLady, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. FarmsteadLady

    FarmsteadLady Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning, our hen Patricia was on the floor of the coop and when she tried to move she would move a few steps then fall over to her left side. She never stood up normally and kind of like hobbled around before falling over. I examined her as best as I could and she did make a whimper like noise when I touched the thigh area. She is almost 1 year if age.

    Is this a broken leg or something else?

    Thanks,

    Kiva
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    That sounds like a symptom of Marek's Disease. Was she vaccinated for Marek's Disease?

    Her age is about the age that most Marek's symptoms usually appear.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I agree, sounds like Merek's to me, too.
     

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