HELP please,wobbly hen with eyes closed!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicken farmer, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just found my favorite hen in the coop on the floor laying down and I thought she was dead but thank god she wasn't,I've had this happen before and wasn't able to save them I'm real scared. She's wobbly,eyes closed until I pick her up and she clucks some,please any help at all I need to save my hen!!! I have her in a big plastic dog crate with straw right now [​IMG]
     
  2. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe mareks? im not an expert, though. i would just keep her comfortable and plenty of water, (Make sure she drinks) until you find out what it is. maybe ask another local chicken keeper, or call the vet and describe her symptoms, or if you have one close you can take her. hope she feels better. :( PS chickens can survive mareks.
     
  3. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also if it is mareks I read a book about someone who held up their paralyzed chicken, because it had only really affected her feet, and let her stretch them. this allowed her to walk sort of after a little while. I would try this only after you know if it is mareks or not though. good luck.
     
  4. Breakofday316

    Breakofday316 Out Of The Brooder

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    Did you figure out what this was? I have been having the same thing as what your chicken looks like. About every few months another one of my hens develop this: puffed up, not eating, wobbly-sitting on knees/elbows, wings drooping. Any help would be great!
     

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