Help - Sick 3-week old chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Omelette, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Omelette

    Omelette Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my 2 baby chicks appears to be sick. She's collapsing a lot onto her knees and walking like she's drunk. Stepping on her own feet. Also shaking. She closes her eyes a lot. When she poops, she almost collapses and has to use her wings for balance. Any idea what might be going on?

    Thanks!
     
  2. catterbug

    catterbug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be Marek's? I am new to this whole chicken thing but maybe that is what the problem is. Did you get your chicks vaccinated?
     
  3. Omelette

    Omelette Out Of The Brooder

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    The chicks were not vaccinated.

    It looks like it might be marek's. I read some threads here, and it seems to effect older birds, not 3 weeks old.

    Does anyone have experience at this age?

    Her head is very shakey and she's tending to fly from point to point because she can't walk well.

    Thanks!
     

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