Hen found upside down - can't walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bad Wolf, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning we found a hen upside down on the ground. Last night she was normal in the coop. She can't walk, won't drink or eat. What could this be?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Is she paralyzed? Could she have broken her neck? Did she have a Mareks vaccine? Has anyone been picking on her?
     
  3. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess Marek's if she is not hungry or thirsty and since it happened overnight.
     
  4. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Paralyzed... I'm not sure, maybe. She definitely can't walk. She did not have merek's vaccine. She hasn't been picked on. I don't think she broke her neck.
     

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