Hi! I'm Sallys Mom and we need help!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sallys Mom, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Sallys Mom

    Sallys Mom Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2016
    Sally is 4-5 years old. She is our only hen and she is family. A friend rescued her as a tiny chick, from waste he scooped up at a chicken farm to make fertilizer. His family hand raised her and she won ribbons at the fair. Two years ago they had to move, so she came here to our small farm. She is free range during the day. My husband converted a horse stall over into her house. Her hutch is in there, she has a roost.

    Now for the problem. We took her to the vet yesterday thinking she had injured her leg. I noticed a mild limp on Tuesday that just got worse. It's her right leg. She can hobble, but she steps on the foot and gets stuck. Our vet had to hit the books. She is thin. She only weighed 2.7 lbs. She is having diahreah that varies from dark to clear water and sometimes white and green. Doc suspects Marecks disease. He prescribed metacam and said to watch her. He checked her stool, but only mentioned Marecks, but said he could be wrong.

    She is eating and drinking. She's trying hard to do her normal day, but she's physically limited and she's frustrated. I'm so worried. Any thoughts or advice?
  2. Sallys Mom

    Sallys Mom Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2016
    [​IMG] this photo was taken of her about an hour ago.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. I'd strongly suggest re-posting your question on the "Emergencies, diseases, injuries and cures" section ASAP.

    Best of luck

  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You could also put "Marek's disease," in the search box, and compare symptoms to what she is displaying.
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sorry to hear Sally is having a problem. Hope she's better soon!

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