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Can chicks have strokes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by valerie, May 19, 2010.

  1. valerie

    valerie Chirping

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    I have a 8 week old chick. IT was fine the first 7 weeks of it's life. A week ago I found it laying in the cage on it's side. It eats, drinks, poops, peeps, etc. just great! But it can't walk or sit up. It's as tho it's left side isn't 'working' right. It's left wing droops down and left foot/leg stretches backwards. It can move it's wing..but it goes back to the droopy position. I hate to cull it because it doesn't seem to be in pain...just not in control of it's body. I have given it poly vi sol vitamins. Any ideas? All of the other chicks are fine.
    Thanks
    Valerie
     
  2. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Songster

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    Search Marek's Disease..
     
  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Sadly, I agree with Pine Grove. I've dealt with Marek's firsthand...
     
  4. valerie

    valerie Chirping

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    Thanks friends. Looks like culling is in my future [​IMG]
     

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