I don't know what is wrong with my chicken. Please help. I think she is dying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dandydoodle, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    What is wrong with my Mrs. Molly. and what do I do?????? [​IMG]

    About a week or so ago one of my birds started showing signs of having trouble standing. She is a little older so I don't know if it is just old age and her time is coming or if there is something wrong that I could help her with. She is about 3 years old. She can barely walk now. She will walk a little bit and loose her balance and start stumbling balance herself with her wings and sit down. I am NPIP so they have been tested for those things.

    I thought maybe it was lung related because, I thought I heard heavy breathing. I gave her injectable antibiotics for three days. No improvement. I think I was wrong about that. I figured what could it hurt to give her antibiotics hopefully it would help and obviously if I don't figure out what is wrong she is gonna die. I gave everyone worm medicine today. If that is it how long would it be before she gets better? If this doesn't help what do you think is wrong?

    She is 3 years old.
    She is having trouble walking.
    Has a real hard time balancing.
    She is alert.
    She is still eating and socializing just doing it sitting down.
    No runny poo on her backside.
    I did notice a little runny poo on the backside of some of my other chickens hinnies ( I don't know if that matters or not.)

    If anyone knows what is wrong please tell me and is there something I can do. Does it sound like Mareks and if so is it treatable and how do I treat?

    Thanks,
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  2. Chicken Tamer

    Chicken Tamer Overrun With Chickens

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    Im so sorry! Try feeling the top of her head, when they have Mereks they will have a bump on their head. But if she is still eating, and not coughing it up, then it may not be Mereks.
     
  3. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    OKay, would her crop feel weird?
     
  4. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    If it is Mareks is there anything I can do?
     
  5. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Well if its not Mareks what could it be?
     
  6. Chicken Tamer

    Chicken Tamer Overrun With Chickens

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    No, I am sorry if it is. If one has it, the rest do too.
     
  7. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    No one else has symptoms. If it was Mareks would more then one be showing symptoms? I guess since she is the only one with symptoms that might not be it. Can anyone think of what else might be wrong?
     
  8. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    It doesnt sound like Mareks.
     
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  9. Chicken Tamer

    Chicken Tamer Overrun With Chickens

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    Its not Mareks if the others are perfectly fine. I was thinking coccidiosis.
     
  10. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Thanks
     

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