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Chick is 'drunk' or seizing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wesbo, May 2, 2007.

  1. Wesbo

    Wesbo New Egg

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    Help.

    Our free 'rare breed' from McMurray (couldn't tell you what breed he is) has been acting strangely the last few days. He is three weeks old and has been eating/drinking well.

    Over the last few days he has been having spells where he walks around in circles, runs backwards, falls over, etc. Eating and drinking seem to bring on these 'spells', which are pitiful to watch. It almost looks like he can't breathe for a few moments. Once he recovers, he is back to his little chicken self.

    He is pooping, eating, and drinking and doesn't appear ill.

    What have we got on our hands?

    Thanks,

    Wes
     
  2. dlhunicorn

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