i need help QUICK

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peytons Poultry, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Peytons Poultry

    Peytons Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning one of my hens just flopped out of the coop, and seemed to have no control of her legs. i have her inside and she is just sitting, twitching and has her mouth open??? is this a seizure? I need to go to school soon and no ones going to be able to help her so help please! What do i do?
     
  2. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't see any obvious injuries I would put her in a safe crate/box and make sure she stays warm. Leave her in a quiet area of your home with food/water. Hopefully when you return she will still be among the living and you can look into ways to treat.
     
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  3. Peytons Poultry

    Peytons Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, i'll do that
     
  4. Peytons Poultry

    Peytons Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    So she's still not feeling any better. She cannot walk, won't eat or drink, has her mouth open all the time, one eye closed and her stool is white and potent. Anyone know what i can do for her? She was fine yesterday.
     
  5. Peytons Poultry

    Peytons Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Getting worse....tremors when I try to touch her, still can't use legs. Not eating/drinking. I figure she has mites so I've been dusting the birds with DE. Mites are probably what caused the tremors. Can chickens get illnesses from mites? Help
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Was she vaccinated for Mareks disease? In what part of the country (or world) do you live? She sounds like she is having aome neurological issues, and Mareks, among other problems could be possible. Some viruses, lead poisoning, botulism, and other illnesses could be a problem. How old is she? Try to get her to drink some water with vitamins and electrolytes in it. SaveAChick is one of many brands, and homemade electrolytes are also good. Buttermilk added to chicken feed, or to bread crumbs with a little raw egg mixed in with usually get chickens to eat. Here is a good thread about Mareks disease: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-great-big-giant-mareks-disease-faq
     
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  7. Peytons Poultry

    Peytons Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    She has not been vaccinated, and is about one year six months. Thanks for the link
     
  8. Amy Morris

    Amy Morris New Egg

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    [​IMG][​IMG]What is this dark scab like area on my hen she doesn't seem sick. [​IMG]
     
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  9. Peytons Poultry

    Peytons Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like a scab from a wound, an old one
     
  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    It may be a breast blister that has developed a scab. Those can affect birds who lie down a lot on the floor of the coop at night. I would try to get her to go on a roost, or find out what she is not roosting. Make sure the bedding is clean and dry. Chickens who are suffering from MS or mycoplasma synoviae frequently have breast blisters do to pain in the legs.
     
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