Help My Marans!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickasaurusRex, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BCM is 3 months old and she just started limping/walking weirdly today! She can walk.... but when she does she looks like a 4 year old trying to walk in heels.... all wobbly and her feet cross paths [​IMG]
    She was fine yesterday. What should i do? First time chicken owner!!!!
     
  2. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    I really can't help much. I would suggest that you need to isolate her from the others. They could kill her and she is defenseless to get away.
     
  3. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NO ONE?!!!!!!?? PLEASE! [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] what should i do?
     
  5. shober

    shober Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be bumblefoot? Check her for visible signs of injury. Look at the bottoms of the feet, if there is a dark spot its bumblefoot. There are excellent threads to fix it!
     
  6. flowerhensowner

    flowerhensowner Out Of The Brooder

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    ive had some similar problems... we use corrid (bought from tractor supply in our area) .. my husband puts about a 1/8 tsp to a quart(small waterer).. and yes isolate her from the rest-we usually put the sick ones in a tote or something small-- and clean and scrub area where all others are at
     
  7. 5Leepy!

    5Leepy! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she moulting? My Hen is walking funny and we finally figured out that it's because she's in a heavy moult. She's walking like she's drunk.

    Good luck!
     
  8. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no not molting and the others act as if she's invisible...
    She is one of the big ones..... do you think she's overweight? That's why she walks funny?? She's a heavy eater and i've heard marans have a tendency to become overweight [​IMG]
     
  9. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Possibility of molded feed hidden somewhere? I had a roo that found some in the cracks, and he walked around like he was drunk for a awhile. It went away after awhile. I can't remember how long it took tho. [​IMG]

    About the only thing I can think of.

    [​IMG] Hope she gets better quickly!
     
  10. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!.. but what's molded feet?
     

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