Chicken struggling to walk

chickster11

In the Brooder
Dec 27, 2020
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Hi there, I’m new to chickens and all and I’ve finally decided I’d reach out for some advice.
I’ve run into an issue with one of my chicks, she’s a two month old Rhodesia Island red x Sussex. The chickens were left alone for just over a day and when I came back I saw here laying in the corner while a few where still walking around. I thought she was just tired but in the morning when I checked on them she was still in the same spot. I tried getting her to move but she wouldn’t so I took her out and she tried walking in the end, but it was weird she like doesn’t stand properly (I’ll attach a photo) and struggles to move around. I though maybe she has Marek’s but I’m not sure. She seems happy and doesn’t look stressed she’s eating and drinking her droppings are normal.
Any ideas what could be wrong?
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chickster11

In the Brooder
Dec 27, 2020
24
6
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It's not Marek's. It doesn't show up this young.

More likely, it's a vitamin deficiency, which isn't all that uncommon in chicks. Try a vitamin E capsule each day along with a half a vitamin B complex tab per day.

Pry open the beak and put the capsule right inside. It will be swallowed without any problem.
Ok thank god, I was scared to keep her around two of four week olds in case she had it but if it doesn’t look like it’s Marek’s then I can now. I’ll have to go buy some vitamins then. Thank you
 

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