Help! Chicken cannot walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cover2, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Cover2

    Cover2 New Egg

    Apr 18, 2016
    We need hel as we are new to this. We have an almost four month old chicken who has stopped walking. At first it was one leg (thought she injured it but couldn't see anything) and now it is both legs. We've given electrolytes and antiotocs but no change. She is eating and drinking fine and poop looks normal. She just can't walk. Thoughts?
  2. Nksg75

    Nksg75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2014
    I am having the same problem with 2 of my 4 month old hens as well. I am up in the air between meriks and botulism.
    Did it come on suddenly or was it progressive?
    I hope both of our posts gets answered as I would love to find out what is going on.
  3. Cover2

    Cover2 New Egg

    Apr 18, 2016
    It was progressive. I don't think it is Mareks because she was vaccinated. But I really have no idea.
  4. Hockeychick

    Hockeychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2010
    Warren County, NJ
    How are your birds doing? Did you check them for worms? I had a hen with capillaria and cecal worms, and it resulted in paralysis, and eventually death.

    I just acquired a 5 month old d'uccle hen with mobility issues. I was told that she seemed to injure her leg 2 months ago, and it has progressively gotten worse. I brought her to a vet on Wednesday, and he feels that her knee joint is shot. There is too much movement in it.

    Honestly, I'm not convinced that it is only her knee. The way she flails around and struggles to move suggests something else, but I have no idea what.

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