Chicken that sort of cant walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jamie roan, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. jamie roan

    jamie roan New Egg

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    Hey I have chicken that cant walk unless you hold it up. It can move its legs but otherwise is totally unable to hold itself up. It eats just fine and drinks and shows no sign of pain. What should I do? put her to sleep or is there a cure?

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Welcome to BYC. How old is the chicken and how long has this been going on. Can you give some more background and symptoms? Was your chicken vaccinated for Mareks.
     
  3. Akrnaf2

    Akrnaf2 The educated Rhino Premium Member

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    Did your chicken, experienced a traumatic event recently?
    Is it just before egg-laying?
    How old is she? Have you brought new birds to your flock?
     

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