Lame hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by paddyg84, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. paddyg84

    paddyg84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have a wellsummer pullet that I just found lying on her front with wings slightly out and legs lying behind her. I went over and normally she would run a mile but she tried moving and couldn't. I've yet to be able to handle her calmly but when I lifted her she didn't struggle one bit. Put her safely in the coop and ten mins later I looked in and she was able to stand but unable to get on the roost. I put her on the roost and next time I checked she was sitting on the floor again. Anyone any ideas what might be wrong?
     
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. paddyg84

    paddyg84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, read through those sites and so far the only symptom I have noticed in her is the paralysis/weakness in her legs and wings. She was able to get out of the coop this morning but she still doesn't seem right. I couldn't see much on treatments for it. Would you know of any? Thanks for the info
     
  4. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    It does sound like it could be mareks. Sadly if it is Mareks their is no cure. Was she vaccinated for mareks disease?
     
  5. paddyg84

    paddyg84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think she was vaccinated. Is it likely to be fatal? I have done some reading and it doesn't look good. Have 8 in total and would hate to see them go. Wouldn't have the heart to cull them either
     
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