Hens can't walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ameliadanielle, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm sorry for your loss[​IMG]
    I think having her tested is a good idea.
     
  2. ameliadanielle

    ameliadanielle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still waiting to hear back from the lab as it's appointment only. Should I put her in the fridge?
     
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    ameliadanielle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still waiting to hear back on the necropsy. Has anyone ever had one done? What kind of results can I expect to get back? Will they be able to give me a definite as far as what killed her or if she had any sort of disease?

    My remaining sick pullet is not doing well. I don't think she's going to last much longer. It's like she can't control her legs. They aren't paralyzed, but I keep finding her with one foot over her neck pushing her own face down in her bedding. It's just weird.
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

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    I'm sorry she is declining.
    Were you able to get any vitamins for her? Is she able to eat and drink?
    I assume you have her separated.
    You might want to look at making her a sling so she is a bit more upright.
    It sounds like she could smother if she continues having her face pushed down in the bedding.
    As far as necropsy reports go, I am not sure what information you will receive. Eggcessive or Casportpony are more knowledge on that subject.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/713499/my-chicken-sling-pic
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/546979/mareks-chicken-sling-pics-included
    http://partnersah.vet.cornell.edu/avian-atlas/search/disease/502#/disease/Marek's_Disease
     
  6. ameliadanielle

    ameliadanielle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've found her that way twice. It's hard to move her leg. It's like the muscles are tight. She generally stays the way I sit her. It happens when she tries to move around. She can still eat and drink. Added vitamins haven't helped.
     
  7. ameliadanielle

    ameliadanielle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We may have to put her down. She seemed to be doing better for a while, but she went downhill again. I was taking her out into the front yard away from the other chickens so she could get some sunshine and peck around. She hasn't been interested in it.

    I keep checking my email obsessively waiting on the necropsy report. I assume I may not hear anything until next week if I don't get an email soon.
     
  8. ameliadanielle

    ameliadanielle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was hoping the necropsy could tell me what was going on so hopefully I could help the other one.
     
  9. Wyorp Rock

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    You may not hear until next week. Today is Good Friday. Depending on where you live a lot of places are closed today.
    I know you don't want to hear that, but it may ease your mind as to why you haven't heard yet.[​IMG]
     
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    It's been so crazy around here I totally forgot about Easter. Completely slipped my mind. We run our own business, so we rarely ever leave town because we are tied to the shop all week long. I haven't been out of town in... forever. Then there I was driving an hour 1 way to deliver a dead chicken to the poultry lab. Because this all happened right at our daughters 5th birthday. Also dieting... so my mind is just not there. Lol. I went grocery shopping for a few things tonight and it was NUTS. I was like, "What in the world is wrong with people and why are they sold out of everything?" My husband, who is Jewish, had to remind me about Easter.
     

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