dizzy hen? falling over...very quiet???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicken burger, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. chicken burger

    chicken burger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    She is a dutch bantam approximately a year old.

    She is in a small flock with only 1 other hen and a rooster.

    She has been very docile for a few days and this morning she cannot walk. She keeps tipping over to the one side. She has not appetite either.

    but she has eaten a little bit.

    crop is fine and no other symptoms.

    Can anyone help?

    I have started her on anti-biotics and quarentined her. This is my mother's flock.
     
  2. chicken burger

    chicken burger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  4. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at least isolate her, keep her warm and try some electrolyte solution in her water, may help give her some strenght. Also you can get her some chicken vitamins at the feed store. sometimes these symptoms can be due to lack of vitamins, not sure about the dizziness, but have had a hen about 14 months old that was suddenly unable to walk/stand and the vitamins helped, took about two weeks. Good luck
     
  5. chicken burger

    chicken burger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks folks. I put her on a general anti-biotic and mixed a stresspac vitamin suppliment in her food. She isn't falling over anymore and seems perfectly fine. but she is shivering. like she's cold.
     

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