Lame chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by msteuer, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. msteuer

    msteuer New Egg

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    My Bantam Cochin is not moving around, and I'm worried about her. We came back from vacation, and thought she was broody, but she is not moving, or joining the flock. While she is eating a bit when I place food next to her, she remains in one place. She moved from the ledge where I placed her outside over to a flat surface, and did not appear to be limping, but simply placed herself down. Any suggestions? How do I know if it is Marek's?
     
  2. chickletranch

    chickletranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would give her a good once-over...check her vent (for any signs of a broken egg or prolapse), under her body (for indications of fluid or any hard mass), open her beak and look inside (for any lesions), check the bottoms of her feet (for bumblefoot or any abrasions). Is she having any trouble breathing? Is she new to the flock?

    Good Luck,
    Lynn
     

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