chook cannot walk anymore - help/advice

kharbourn

In the Brooder
7 Years
Aug 24, 2012
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A couple of days ago i noticed my 16 week old gold laced wyndotte walking like it was drunk - neck to the side, one leg not working properly and kept falling over to the one side. I bought her down to the house and have been keeping her inside at night, she has gotten worse, cant walk at all now but seems like one leg still can work and the other cannot, it lays on the one side all the time. Does anyone know what it could be, and can i fix it or can a vet fix it?

I can post video up if that helps.

Thanks
 

artravler

Hatching
7 Years
Nov 11, 2012
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0
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Gentry Ar.
I really don't know.lt depends on the disorder,and whether or not the diagnosis is correct. Only a trip to the vet can tell us for sure. If its a slipped tendon feeding her a supplement with manganese,and B vitamins might help. If it's twisted leg, I doubt it.
 

tomhoogstra

Chirping
8 Years
May 10, 2012
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Keep her separated, take her to the vet, If you can't afford the vet atleast get an necropsy done for us all.

Sorry
 

kharbourn

In the Brooder
7 Years
Aug 24, 2012
19
0
24
Just looked at the material and i think you are correct that it is merricks disease. I will take her to the vet tomorrow to confirm.
 

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