Curled up feet

Lostchicken

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I have a 4 month old hen and her feet just curled up about 3 days ago. She is unable to stand. She was out side in the yard and we had all that rain. I have 48 more hens and being in the water did not bother them so can this be water related.
 

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What do you feed your chickens? If both feet are curled under I would suspect that it could be riboflavin (vitamin B2) deficiency. Does she ever walk or sit on her hocks? Mareks disease can sometimes also cause this, but I would be more worried if it was one foot instead of both. Give some crushed vitamin B complex tablets (1/2 a day) on her food, or use a poultry diet that has riboflavin. The quicker it is treated, the better the chances of recovery. Here is an article about it:
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/6/diseases-of-poultry/217/vitamin-b2-deficiency/
 
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I have a 4 month old hen and her feet just curled up about 3 days ago. She is unable to stand. She was out side in the yard and we had all that rain. I have 48 more hens and being in the water did not bother them so can this be water related.


Did she ever get better?
 

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