HELP!!! 6wk olds -wobbling

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seminolewind, May 14, 2011.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Chicks are 6 weeks old, hatched on property
    One chick presented with a "broken foot", now believed to be a curling foot, and gasping every few seconds
    Next chick losing balance, barely able to stand, gasping every few seconds
    There are 2 symptomatic out of 10 in the group
    Living in an enclosed pen with small coop and their mom.
    One started 3 days ago and one today.
    clean water, chick starter grower
    They attack food when it's put down, but then stop after a few bites.

    Help if you have some idea of what's going on
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

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  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks for replying. It can't be Marek's, this is a closed group of 40 chickens, all hatched here. And I wear different shoes to the feedstore.

    It sounds like a vit b deficiency, but they are on 2 different brands of starter/grower, so I would question that. But I'll add vits and elytes to the water tomorrow.
     
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    NP, let us know if it helps...
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I gave them vitamins this morning. They are still doing that gasp every 5 seconds or so but breathing as well.
    They still have an appetite.
    I hate not knowing.
     
  6. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Um, could one of the feeds be rancid or something?

    Could there be too much dust?

    not sure...
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Thanks for your help, Tigeris. They still have leg paralysis, or walking on hocks, and still taking that gasp every 5 seconds or so. The other 8 chicks still look fine. I gave them vitamins and e-lytes, today I added Tylan antibiotic.

    I'm pretty sad over this.
    They don't look any worse. Maybe that's good.
     

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