Drunken chicked? Please Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by weheartchicks, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. weheartchicks

    weheartchicks New Egg

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    Apr 21, 2008
    I have a 18 month old Barred Rock chick. Since the day after Christmas she has been walking like she is drunk. She will squat and attempt to walk but swerves left to right and sometimes in a circle. It is very odd.....she does not seem to be in pain, as I have picked her up, held her, and moved her legs to see if she was having pain and she seems to be fine. I have seperated her from my other hens just incase she is ill. Her poop is normal and she has a normal appitite. I cant tell how much she is drinking because her drunk walking has caused her to knock her water over more than once. I have mixed a solution of vitamins and electrolytes into her water in hopes that she would begin to feel better. I think she is starting to move around less and less. Has anyone experience these symptoms?
     
  2. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    I was first thinking it could have been the feed that got wet and then fermented...but its been a while and also its only her...sorry I couldn't have been more help...someone should come along soon to help you out...Good Luck!
     
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Have you checked for ear mites?
     
  4. weheartchicks

    weheartchicks New Egg

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    I have checked for mites or fles around her body but I did not see anything. Are there specific areas I should be lookig? thanks for your help
     
  5. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    Fort Worth
    check for mites around her vent
     

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