Chicken can't walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tjmings, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. tjmings

    tjmings Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently had two silkies die and now I have another chicken that can't seem to move. She is eating and drinking but can't keep Jeramy up right. When I pick her up she holds one foot up to her chest with the other outstretched. I took her to the vets about 4 days ago and he could not see any injuries. Treated her for worms in case that was an issue. Seems more like a neurological issue to me. Any thoughts?
     
  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like mareks.
     
  3. tjmings

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    Hmmmm....and what do I do if that is the case?
     
  4. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Type up Mareks chicken leg.Were her legs like that.
     
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  8. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im just telling you how it is.Its very rare for chickens to survive mareks and if so they will be carriers for life and in times of stress there immune system may weekend and mareks will attack again.How old are they?
     
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  9. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    How cold are your Temps?.......Silkies get cold easy in Cold climates.......Possibly NOT Mereks at all.........

    Diet plays a role, stress.......


    I will try to help.....


    Cheers!
     
  10. tjmings

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    Thank you. These are my babies.
     

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