Chicken with stroke

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kirsti, May 31, 2016.

  1. kirsti

    kirsti Hatching

    Sep 16, 2012
    Hi we woke up chicken laying on side looks like a stroke. SHe has ascites which I have been draining but was improving she has lived for over a week now. She is eating and drinking very well but can't move. Very alert. She is very thin. What should we do! We don't like culling our babies. Do you all feel it is the best choice. She is happy. Give her a bath everyday which she loves rub her dry she falls asleep wrapped in a warm towel. Just loves it. Her poos are perfect.
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    It is up to you but honestly it sounds as if she has some internal problems which, unless you determine the cause, are going to result in an early death for her. How old is she? If you have a vet who can help you decide, that would be the way I would go. Otherwise, it's really up to you. what breed is she? Certain breeds have a tendency towards ascites, it seems to be some sort of genetic thing. Whichever way you go, it sounds as if she is greatly loved and I'm sure she knows and she will be as comfortable as possible. [​IMG] Many people feel that as long as there is life there's hope, and if she doesn't seem to be suffering, you can always look at it that way too. Good luck with her.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by