Chicken can't walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Olson, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. Olson

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    My hen hatched out 10 chicks, after 4 weeks one chick started to limp then one leg was not being used then the other it's been over a week since it quit walking has no other problems seems healthy otherwise eats and drinks fine looks good but does not walk now I have another chick that is starting to have walking issues, wobbles and sits a lot thought it might be markes but it has strength in its legs and no other symptoms both legs usually go straight back
     
  2. New Chick2

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    What are they eating?
     
  3. Stiggy

    Stiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you got any photos? They might be helpful
     
  4. Olson

    Olson New Egg

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    We feed them dumor chick starter grower mainly and some scraps and happy hen treats here and there
     
  5. New Chick2

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    Dumor starter comes in a 15%, 20 & 24. The 24% could cause them to gain weight quicker than their muscles can develop. The other two should be ok.
     
  6. Olson

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    New to Byc hope this picture worked
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Someone on the Nor Cal thread just went through something similar and the cause of lameness and paralysis was coccidiosis. I'm not sure why/how coccidiosis can cause this, but that is what the necropsy report found. It's easy enough to treat for, so that's what i would do if I found one of mine unable to walk.

    -Kathy
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  9. New Chick2

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    Either of those is possible. But if their primary diet is Dumor, they SHOULD be ok on the vitamins. I would be concerned about possible coccidiosis.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    One can get both Corid and Rooster Booster Poultry Cell at Tractor Supply. I thought I read something about one of the major feed companies having problems with their feed.

    -Kathy
     

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