chicken and seizures

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by All-American-Chick, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. All-American-Chick

    All-American-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    912
    10
    138
    Aug 3, 2010
    Ramona
    My Coop
    I have a chicken over here that is having seizures throughout the day.
    she was stuck in the coop for possably 4 days before she was noticed.
    she is not using her legs but can move them and has strength in them.
    she eats while we hold her and we drip electrolyes on her beak for water several times a day
    we started tylan .5 cc IM daily and plan on doing it for 10 days
    hylands arnica tablet daily -thinking she is sore from tring to get out of being stuck

    thing is couple days ago see started seizuring,any ideas to why? that is the real stumper for me.
    ive researched it and can be a number of things,wondering if anybody has dealt with this and what they did.
    thank you for any help
    she is a buff brahama and had not started to lay yet but very close to that time.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    23,342
    1,238
    448
    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I dont know why you are using tylan unless there's a respiratory disease involved. I recommend stop using it if there isnt any symptoms of a respiratory disease. Since she was stuck in the coop for 4 days, did she have access to food and water? If not, that could be the problem. Without water to drink, organs start to fail, possibly causing seizures. If she had feed and water available, it could be a vitamin deficiency or perhaps a genetic issue. Try giving her vitamin B complex in addition to the electrolytes you're giving her. You can purchase the vitamin B complex tablets at a pharmacy, crush a couple tablets into powder and mix it into a couple of tablespoons of water to drink from an eyedropper. Continue this for 5 days and see if there's improvement.
     
  3. All-American-Chick

    All-American-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    912
    10
    138
    Aug 3, 2010
    Ramona
    My Coop
    i read that it could be a infection causing seizures so i started on an antibiotic thats all.i was told first sign of a problem start tylan.i have vit b complex as a injection too.ill start that right away.i dont believe she had access to anything.she is from a friend that had a house sitter that did not notice for that time period.im tring to nurse her back.

    thank you for the info.i hope her organs have not shut down on her.all he poo looks to be nomal and has a healthy appitite
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by