Chicken cannot move

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dcfi20, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. dcfi20

    dcfi20 In the Brooder

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    I have a 8 month old male golden seabright that cannot use his wings or legs, He is eating and drinking when i put the food in frount of him. He trys to get up but cannot. At first he could only use one leg about two weeks ago, but now he cannot use them at all or his wings.
     

  2. bearcub

    bearcub Hatching

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    I have a mixed hen about 7 months old I got from a friend who is going through the exact same thing. I thought maybe Mareks but no other hens have had problems. It has been so hard to watch as she is so alert. She did fall off the roost about 3 weeks ago and seemed sore on 1 side for about about a week and I thought things were fine. Then I went into the coop one morning and she was down and struggling. We have been struggling with wether to continue helping her hoping for a good outcome or end it for her quickly..It is so sad..
     
  3. srodems

    srodems Songster

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    I don't know what it could be, maybe neurological? Bumping you to see if someone else with more knowledge will chime in...
     
  4. dcfi20

    dcfi20 In the Brooder

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    Hi All
    Dude Thats the sea brights name passed away this afternoon.
     

  5. chkn

    chkn Songster

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    Awww, maybe he had a case of botulism?
     
  6. bearcub

    bearcub Hatching

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    It became clear our hen was not going to beable to get healthy. My husband had to put her down. We are sure it was from the fall.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    So sorry for both of you losses, It's a hard decision but you did the right thing. Bless [​IMG] [​IMG].... sorry it had to be this way
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010

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