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HELP FOR IZZY!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dncs with Chiks, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. Dncs with Chiks

    Dncs with Chiks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All. My Izzy Girl is about 2 years old. Tonight i went to tuck them in( i have 2 hens) and Izzy fell off her perch, then acted like her Left foot or leg was asleep. She couldnt walk. I checked her all over, no deformities of her leg or toes. Toes and foot was as warm as the rest of her. I watched her for awhile and she sortof walked, I put her back up close to the perch and she just layed down on top of the nest boxes and went to sleep. I have a heat lamp in their room, its 13 degrees outside but stays about 40 in their room
    PLEASE! ANY ADVICE IS MUCH APPRECIATED
     
  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like she just sprained her leg. It's happened to my hens before. Just keep her from running and jumping around too much and let her rest. She should be fine in no time.
     
  3. Dncs with Chiks

    Dncs with Chiks Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope that is all, but she isn't acting normal. I have been reading.... Can Mereks hit the older girls? All the signs fit, except for the head twitching thing
     
  4. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never heard of mereks
     
  5. Dncs with Chiks

    Dncs with Chiks Out Of The Brooder

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    Youtube it. Its pretty spot on to what I am seeing. Darn
     
  6. Vickie 51

    Vickie 51 Out Of The Brooder

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    Where did you get your birds? Most hatcheries vaccinate against mereks. You can check with your hatchery and make sure (one shot only as little ones).
     
  7. ChickenChaser9

    ChickenChaser9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Marek's is the WORST. Often times hatcheries will want you to pay alittle more to get get the vaccine but it is always worth it. If you own chickens then you need to get informed about this terrible disease.
     

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