Chick dragging one leg behind

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Thatsmychick, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Thatsmychick

    Thatsmychick New Egg

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    I now have 3 chicks with a leg problems. They're almost 8 wks old. Started with a limp and balance off. Now when walking they drag it or when laying down it's straight out behind them. The first to show signs ended up with both legs behind her and rolled from side to side. Brought her in for TLC but even though she eat mash & corn still lost weight. Lost her but now have 2 more just starting with the weak leg. They are free range and mixed breed bannies.
     
  2. MKingsolver

    MKingsolver Out Of The Brooder

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    Unfortunately this sounds a whole lot like Marek's Disease to me but hopefully someone with more knowledge than I will come along and give you some ideas. I only say Marek's because I've had the displeasure of it running rampant through my flock and know the symptoms a little too well. Mine started off with a limp, the limp progressed, they started dragging a wing, they couldn't walk anymore, and then they were almost completely paralyzed on one or both sides.

    I'm very sorry for what you're going through, I hope you get some answers soon. [​IMG]
     

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