In the Brooder
- Aug 20, 2021
It looks like that right side has an issue. Maybe damage to her ear? Was she pecked on or near her ear?
She was acting injured so he took her out of the coop she appeared to have several bloody scabs on her face, ears, waddle
She sits in there day and night and does not even try to move out of the crate she will stand but has a hard time balancing. All of her scabs have seem to heal, but she does this weird thing where it looks like she is pulled her neck all the way in and throws her head back
I agree, I would try vitamin therapy with vitamin E and B-Complex to see if that helps.Someone suggested that it might be Merck disease. Although I do know that she was vaccinated well according to the place that I bought her. She is a year and a half and never had any issues
Thank you, I will see if I can check her ears, not sure what to be looking for. Is there a way to know if it is Marek’s. And if so does she need to be put down. Will she pass that to the others in the flock (or would I assume they are all possibly infected but not showing symptoms)I agree, I would try vitamin therapy with vitamin E and B-Complex to see if that helps.
Make sure to look inside her ears for infection or mites - just in case.
Stress can be a major player in the onset of infection due to Marek's disease, so that is a very good possibility. The vaccine does not stop infection, it only helps to prevent tumor formation, so it's not uncommon at all to see vaccinated birds become symptomatic.