If you could post the answers to these questions, and maybe post a picture of her, we'll be able to help you better.
1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.)
Pekin bantam approx 18mths
2) What is the behavior, exactly.
Found laying on her side in the run, unable to get up
3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
Just this morning
4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?
5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
Only had this girl since Sunday; don't believe anything has happened other than moving here with her 3 friends
7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
Layers pellets and water with ACV added
8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
small droppings brown and yellow
9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
Seperation and put her upright
10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
Treat at home
11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
She was in an Eglu and run sharing with her 3 companions. Run is on grass, bedding is Aubiose. Now housed in hospital coop - traditional wooden style.
In the mean time, make sure she's warm and isolated from your other birds.
Of course, sorry I didn't think to do that before
As I say, I've only had this group since Sunday and they have all been kept seperate from my main group as part of their quarantine period. Now I've isolated this one from her own group. She has stayed in the nesting area of the wooden coop I've moved her to and is just sitting which I suppose is a stage up from when I found her on her side but if she keels over again, I know she won't be able to right herself.
One of my EE hens is doing to same thing. I've seen this condition described here before but never paid any attn to the responses bc I've never had a chicken present this way. She is between 2-3 y old & was fine (flew up & pecked my hand day before yesterday when I was out feeding), never has been sick.. She is eating well, and none of my other birds are sick...no wounds, no respiratory issues, no weird poop.
I know, but I've been too busy to play with our new site & I'm just on my phone which makes it more difficult. Between my uncle dying this week & just the everyday routine of taking care of my family, I've had to back burner Sophie. She's eating really well & seems perky other than doing exactly what the OP's chicken is doing. If y'all answer her question, then I'll have my answers, too. Thanks!!Have you posted about this on the diseases thread? You'll be able to get more answers if you post directly.
Can she move her legs? Are they completely paralyzed or are they just weak?
Does one leg seem to be more affected than the other?
Is she attempting to stand, or not at all?
Does she seem alert and responsive, or kind of "far off"?
She's been relatively subdued since I got her on Sunday (the other three are very perky, she is very quiet)
Is she eating and drinking now?
Yes, but the dishes are literally a few inches away from her, so little effort required to reach them.
Is she panting, or have her mouth open?
Can you hear any noisy breathing if you listen closely?
Does she seem thinner than usual?
No idea; she seems the same as when I collected her Sunday
Has she had access to any rotten fruit, pesticide, etc.?
Are there any unusual things about her eye -- discoloration or misshapen pupil?
At this point, here are some possibilities that come to mind:
You're very welcome, and thank you for taking the time to answer more questions. It definitely helps.Thank you for those suggestions and the time you've taken to reply.
As I mentioned previously, she is now isolated and I'm due to wake them all up in another 2hrs, so I'll give her another check over (it's too dark right now).
happytxchick - my condolences to you; sorry to read about your Uncle ((hugs))