- Mar 9, 2010
We think this hen may have grabbed the hot wire along the top of the fence , but someone told us this may be some degenerative disease. She can grab with her feet but can not walk on one, we have separated her and keep her in a large aviary and make sure she eats and moves and drinks water, she can fly to the top of her dog carrier that she sleeps in and has a real good appetite and seems to be improving a small amount, I do have a problem with scaly mite and just never seem to get rid of it, but this is a young (under a year old) barred rock, who was in excellent health one day and the next day was completely immobile. now she will ballet along , on her toes and flap her wings and get where she wants to go. but we are wondering is this a disease , if so what the heck is it, and should we euthanize her or just wait it out. She is eating layer pellets , bird vitamins ( just in case it is a nutritional thing) cracked corn and mushed up dog food , as that is what I have fed wild birds to raise them before release. I figured it would give her more fat in her diet and a bit of a boost so to speak. Would appreciate any input.