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Dizzy bird question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by davidNJ72, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. davidNJ72

    davidNJ72 New Egg

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    Greetings friends!
    I have an Australorp 2 year old hen, whom I actually named Dizzy because I was doing Jazz theme and she was literally dizzy. At a few weeks old she got weaker and weaker until i thought surely she would pass, but she didn't, and became my alpha bird. She has mostly been just fine, but now and again I notice her stumble a bit and just wonder if there is something I can do to prevent this and give her the best health and life possible. As I said she is 2 years old so I'm sure it's not Mareks. I typically put some acv in the water when I see this in case it's parasitic, but I don't want to give medicine unnecessarily, so I'm looking to the forums for some helpful advice.
    Thanks in advance for your time and consideration!
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi [​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    Check her ears to make sure there are no mites/lice or some type of infection.

    Dehydration can cause loss of balance as well, so watch to see that she is drinking enough. Some chickens don't absorb nutrients as well as others, so she may benefit from some poultry vitamins once a week.

    Taking a fresh poop sample to your vet for testing of Cocci and worms would be a good idea in case there is an overload.
     

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