HELF disease?...?Can't fly help please she's my baby

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Angelpoo, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Angelpoo

    Angelpoo Chirping

    Oct 26, 2012
    My chicken had pneamonia for awhile so she was put in the house untill my family could no longer stand the smell of a chicken in the house... She was almost better when I put her out with the coop. But ever since she was sick she can't fly.... Not even knee hight and she used to fly like 3 and a half feet in the air to get on the perch before.... I've seen her try... But all she dies is hop... What's wrong!!!!!
  2. FlyHigher

    FlyHigher Chirping

    Jul 15, 2012
    Sorry, but I just don't get it--what are exactly her symptoms? Just can't fly? Or one or both legs are paralysis completely?
    Any other symptoms?
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2012
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Pneumonia? I strongly suggest you quarantine her from your other birds, treat or cull her. Sounds like your roosts are too high, lower them or you'll eventually be dealing with foot/leg injuries with your other birds.
  4. Angelpoo

    Angelpoo Chirping

    Oct 26, 2012
    She can't even fly as high as my knee... She was gasping for breath about two weeks ago so I had her inside and kept her warm and her breathing is normal now. She's put with the other birds now.. She can walk and run she eats and drinks, she just can't fly.

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