limping chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by myfarm4579, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I isolated the hen last light from the others. This morning it seems her left side is paralyzed. Can't support her weight. See how she is tonight.
     
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Age of hen? Has she been eating & drinking OK? What about her poop, is it normal? Has she been bullied perhaps? Any other symptoms? Also check out Marek's thread.
     
  3. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She 6months old was fine yesterday morning. Been laying bout a month. She ate and drank good yesterday. Not sure bout today yet I at work. Do have an app. Tomorrow at vet though. Has me stumped at what is wrong:(
     
  4. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please let us know what the vet says. Good luck[​IMG] I hate when one of my chickens is sick & I have to work. Stupid work! They just don't understand.
     
  5. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will let us all know what I find out. Yeah now I will have to work Saturday:( but they we worth it
     
  6. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got home from work. She is eating and drinking good and layed an egg today. Trying to move around just loses her balance. I started her on duramycin-10. Wait till tomorrow see what the vet can find. Should I take the vet a stool sample?
     
  7. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would. She will probably poop there, but it doesn't hurt to be prepared just in case she doesn't. Good luck. I am hoping the best for her.
     
  8. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well back from the vet. From what she is claiming mine chicken has a strain of the herpies vires. Gave her a anti inflammatory shot and some meloxidyl oral medicine. Said if not better in 24 to 36hours I should cull her:( only time will tell.
     
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    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did she mention Marek's disease? That is a form the Herpes Virus. I feel so bad for you & your chicken.[​IMG] Hope the meds knock whatever it is out.
     
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    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She didn't mention marked but I waiting for a call back from her so I am going to ask. I really worried bout the rest of my flock though. Not sure what my next step should be:( any advice would sure help.
     

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