In the Brooder
- Dec 9, 2018
Hi, I have a Black-copper-maran pullet almost hen that has been sick for over 4 weeks. It's crazy that I purchased two together because the other one was smaller (Pettie Lune-little moon) but now the little one has matured into a hen and the other sick one remains a pullet (Ma Chari-my darling). I have hand feed her (oatmeal), given her water, and vitamins(baby vitamins, blackstrap molasses, garlic, antibiotic, colloidal silver etc). She is defiantly better then she was (no fever, closed eyes unable to lift nick etc) and is able hold her head up enough to eat and drink now if I put the food and water up in front of her chest but she cannot stand, walk, or sit. Here eyes are open fully open now but I want her to walk and I don't know how to rehabilitate her legs and balance. I make her walk a little each day by holding her behind her wing on her back but she has absolutely no sense of balance and cannot coordinate her legs and her head is still a little bit corked. I use straw or paper towels to prop her up but she still can keep herself clean. I have been washing her and blow drying her feathers to keep her looking her best . Not sure if it is Mareks, New Castle, or something else but i want my sick chicken well. Any information or suggestions would be most appreciated. Included are photos of her step by step recovery...