Lame Barred Rock worried due to lost bird with paralysis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by daxigait, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a nine month old hen that is hobbling or hopping. I lost a Sapphire pullet last week that lost muscle strength in one leg and then the other following sneezing and respiratory issue (there is a thread).[​IMG]. I have a video clip, but I don't know how to get it uploaded.
     
  2. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't see bumble or anything? Am I missing something? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. casportpony

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    Have you very carefully checked all the joints from her toes to her hips?

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  4. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    I felt the bottom of her foot and up the leg for breaks , but not the joints. I also noted she curled the toes on that leg whereas the other was spread out.
     
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    Using your fingernails, poke her toes on both feet and see if she reacts the same on both.

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  6. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    I will be home a bit after 9 Central. I will try then.
     
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    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    Could my roo have hurt her?
     
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    It's possible. Is she vaccinated for Marek's?

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    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    I would have to ask her breeder, but since he just raises a few hundred a year I don't know.
     
  10. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    @casportponyWell, it may be a little less sensitive. She just seems to not want to put weight on it, but she is gripping the 2x4 roost just fine.
    Well, whatever the respiratory infection is, it hits the roos the worst. My other roo had been sneezing like the others then yesterday he was shaking his head occasionally. Tonight his head was swollen so much he could not see, and he has a snotty beak snot colored, not clear. I gave him a dose of Tylan. The other roo is thinner but tonight he was not making noise when he breathed.
     
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