Handicapped chick looking for a friend - at his/her house or mine

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  1. juliemealy

    juliemealy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a special needs chicken that is lonely for a companion. She has deformed legs - one is forward and the other leg is backwards. She lays on her side most of the time but she can hop/fly "flop", sit up and turn circles. "Sophie" lays in the yard with the dogs during the day and she sleeps in a rabbit hutch by herself at night. She doesn't like being in the rabbit hutch by herself and would really like a friend. She is a 5 month old leghorn.

    I am willing to take on another handicapped chicken or give her up to a good home preferably with a companion. I'm located in central Missouri.

    Thanks for reading my post,
    Julie

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    Last edited: Aug 6, 2011
  2. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
  3. juliemealy

    juliemealy Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks Michelle. I've emailed her but I haven't heard back yet.
     
  4. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Oh good luck, I hope you hear from her.
     
  5. nonsuch

    nonsuch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, if this is something that happened recently and progressively, it sounds just like "Mareks Disease". I would not introduce any new (unvaccinated) Chickens, or give her away unless Mareks has been ruled out. It generally causes paralysis of the legs or wings and eventually will kill the birds. It is a contagious viral infection.
     

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