Does this look like Merricks?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sassy16, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. sassy16

    sassy16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I was wondering if this looks like Merricks? My rooster was fine one day and couldnt walk or stand the next. No limping, No droopy wings just couldnt support his body weight! I had his poo tested today, It is negative for everything, i.e.: worms, coccidia, etc. He can move both legs and both wings! If I support his body he will try to walk. I started him on the colloidal silver today but I only gave him 2 drops because I dont know the dosage. My mother was a drug Investigator and did a case on a man that claimed it cured cancer so she knows a little about it and said to only give a few drops by mouth! Ts is Baffeling me, the Breeder and several vets (not chicken specialists of course) Any suggestions. I posted another with no response can someone please chime in![​IMG]

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  2. sassy16

    sassy16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh I forgot to add this is the second rooster that this has happend to but none of my hens have gotten it! That is why I am confused about it being Merricks!
     
  3. Lisa18dawn

    Lisa18dawn New Egg

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    I am sorry! I am going through a similar problem with one of my hens - found her on her back, almost lifeless, 9 days ago. I was just reading about giving them Hypericum (st. John's Wart) to treat Merik's and am going to start that in the morning. You can search on here and find the thread - I am new at chicken's myself, so really don't know what to do.
    Good luck!
     

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