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Hen can't stand up, she keeps falling over...please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by abailey, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. abailey

    abailey Hatching

    Aug 1, 2009

    2 weeks ago I found my hen (a Pekin Bantam) collapsed outside their cupe, she's nearly 3 years old and always been healthy upon til then. I have kept her indoors since then and i've had to syringe feed her, I took her to the vets twice and they've given her Baytril antibiotics. She is now feeding ok but she can not walk, her right leg keeps slipping away from her when she tries to stand and she can't seem to coordinate herself. She wants to eat but everytime she reaches for the food she falls over and can't get back up again, when she falls on her side she just lays there. It's like she's had a stroke or something.

    I have 5 hens and a rooster the others are all fine.

    I'm really worried and don't know what else to do, she doesn't seem to have lost her appitite but she is very sleepy most of the time and isn't grooming herself either, is there anything else I can do for her as she's completely dependant on me at the moment?

    Does anyone know what could have happened to her?


    Last edited: Nov 7, 2010

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