Can a chicken have a stroke?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hens_And_Chicks, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Can a chicken have a stroke? I have a pullet that is about 25 weeks. Several weeks ago, she went limping on one leg and then sitting and not moving - somewhat paralyzed but could still flap wings and clamp toes around my fingers. She showed no external signs of injury at all so I am quite baffled.

    She is using her beak to balance and has started to stand somewhat but is not walking - I keep her seperated - she is laying an egg about every other day. I take her out and let her sit in the yard and find her areas that have bugs and worms. She seems very content.

    She is bright, alert and talkative but seems to be reminded to eat and drink.

    I'm baffled. I want to give her every chance to recover but don't know how long to wait.
  2. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    I don't know what' up with your chicken but sometimes leg problems are the result of vitamin deficiencies.

    I would buy some PolyViSol liquid baby vitamins and give three drops on her beak for a few days.

    You may want to cut back on the treats and scratch and keep her on straight layer feed to see if it's a deficiency in her diet.

    Good luck!

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