EE Hen with sudden balance problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jockeyeba, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. jockeyeba

    jockeyeba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Introduced 2 new hens (after guarantine) & they started fighting, I noticed my only resident EE was falling down when they attacked each other & seemed to have trouble getting back up. I've never noticed her having a problem until the new ones came in & the fights started. It's been several days now & she still seems unsteady. What could the problem be? :confused:
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she able to get to the water are the old hens keeping her away from the food and water she might be dehydrated
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    It could be a head injury also, but dehydration certainly can affect balance. Hopefully it's not something like Mareks being brought in by a carrier. It takes 3 or more weeks usually for symptoms to show up when exposed. How long ago were the new hens added?
     
  4. jockeyeba

    jockeyeba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This happened the day I put the 2 new hens in, she was fighting with them along with several others so maybe she hurt herself then. I haven't noticed her having a problem until that day. She is eating & getting up on the roost with the rest of them. Thanks for your input :)
     
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  5. jockeyeba

    jockeyeba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's not having any problem eating or drinking thanks for responding :)
     

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