Ginger can't walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by calibirdgang, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. calibirdgang

    calibirdgang New Egg

    Sep 25, 2015
    Southern California
    I have a 7 month old flock of chickens, two French Marans and three feed store chickens. Ginger is a little red hen and I noticed a few days ago she wasn't walking well. It has only gotten worse. I have kept her with just one of her sisters separated from the rest of the birds... This morning i went to let the birds out and check on her. She can't stand without using her wings to help her from falling. She seems worse today than yesterday. I gave her selenium with vitamin e oil, also calcium crushed up mixed with baby food. I love my little chicken so much I really hope she doesn't have Marek's disease. If anyone has had a bird with this problem can you please write me? I don't know how to handle Ginger. I thought she was egg bound so I even gave her a bath. She laid the egg but it came out with a tiny bit of orangish liquid on it. I don't really think she's egg bound anymore but she definitely can't walk. I feel horrible I just want to help her please someone give me some advice. If it is Marek's what should I do?

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