Lame Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FRlEDeggs, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    24 week old Cuckoo Marans, unsure of weight but very light
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    Unable to stand. Feels very emaciated. We think the right leg is the main problem. She also does not like to stretch her right wing. Does everything else fine but can not put weight on her legs. Her legs are not paralyzed, she just can't put weight on them.
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    1 About 2 weeks
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?
    No
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    No
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    No idea, one day she was limping, the next she couldn't stand
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    Eating Purina Start and Grow, drinking Trader Joe's electrolyte water. She gets mealworms daily
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    Normal
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    Poly-Vi-Sol, TLC, Immoblilzing in a "sling"
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    Treat myself
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    Maybe later, camera is broken
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
    Pine shavings



    Help?
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2010
  2. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like your doing all you can maybe its just gonna take time.goodluck..
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Any other symptoms like watery eyes, swollen sinus, if you listen to the chest... any wheezing? Any head tilt or funny head/neck movements? If you open her mouth does it look normal inside, no scabs etc... Has she been wormed if on the ground? Has she ever been treated for coccidia?
     
  4. Jane Jill Jack

    Jane Jill Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like your chicken fell or got in a fight with something and broke some bones.
     
  5. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:None of those symptoms...

    We have wormed her with Wazine 17 and will be giving her the follow up wormers soon.
    She still eats medicated feed


    If it is emaciation or a leg injury, how long can it take her to walk again? If there is no improvement after a month is this long enough to conclude she won't be getting better...?
     
  6. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have given her a thorough going over and there doesn't appear to be any broken bones or swelling.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Maybe try giving her some baby vitamins w/o iron dribble it on her beak a few times a day. also poultry drench would help too.
     
  8. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm currently giving her Poly-Vi-Sol [​IMG] We'll just have to see how things turn out!
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    sorry I did see that in your post. Is she eating and drinking?
     
  10. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She eats and drinks fine luckily [​IMG] Pepper loves her mealworms [​IMG]
     

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