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Help!!! Chicken can't walk and is shaking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Squiddie, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. Squiddie

    Squiddie New Egg

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    One of my chickens (who already can't walk very well due to the fact that she was attacked by a raccoon when she was a chick) is now sitting down most of the time. When she tries to walk she usually falls down and can only stand for short periods of time. She's also a bit shakey and her face and comb are an unusually bright red color. I noticed this early this morning. Can someone plz help and give me some advice on how to treat her?
     
  2. DwayneNLiz

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    how old is she?
     
  3. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    And Welcome to BYC!!
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  4. Squiddie

    Squiddie New Egg

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    Thank you, and she is about a year and a half years old
     
  5. DwayneNLiz

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    Has she ever laid? If so how long since?
     
  6. Squiddie

    Squiddie New Egg

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    I'm not sure when the last time she laid was, I usually don't see them when they lay because I'm away from the house a lot
     
  7. DwayneNLiz

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    how is her weight?
    is her abdomen swollen or puffy, water filled feeling?
     
  8. Squiddie

    Squiddie New Egg

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    No, her abdomen feels normal and she hasn't gained or lost any weight from what I can tell. Although she's doing a little bit better now. She's walking around more but she still sits down most of the time.
     
  9. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    Is it wicked hot where you are? They are wicked lazy when it's hot out
     
  10. Squiddie

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    It's a bit hot yes, because it's the end of summer. But she is doing a lot better now:)
     

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