Does my chick have Mareks?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WooingWyandotte, May 25, 2011.

  1. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

    8,965
    50
    276
    Apr 25, 2011
    Nor cal
    1) What type of bird , age and weight. Silver Laced Wyandotte, 5 weeks, weight is unknown
    2) What is the behavior, exactly. Her left wing droops, then she jerks it back up
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? Since two days old
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? No
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. Nope
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. I am not sure if it is Mareks because when she was a two days old I was carrying her when she decided to jump off my arm and landed on her left shoulder, I'm thinking maybe it was an injury?
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. She eats, poops, drinks regularly
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. Poop is normal
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? None
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? If it's Mareks I'll cull
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. No pic
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use. Cardboard box, access to food and water, pine shavings cleaned every other day

    Any help would be appreciated. I'm hoping it is just a small injury and not Mareks (she isn't vaccined).


    P.S.
    Just remembered another thing that happened, about two weeks ago a guest was holding her and then got scared (she's new to chicken feet) of the chick feet and dropped her. The chick got tangled with the cardboard box somehow and dropped. (The fall was about 6'') When I piccked her up to see if she was ok she started lifting up her wing at the shoulder and repositioning it...as if it got kinked. It was the left wing...again.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2011
  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    I don't know but here's a bump
     
  3. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

    8,965
    50
    276
    Apr 25, 2011
    Nor cal
    Thanks
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by