Marek's ?? Update

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dixiedoodle, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    I have a hen who seems to have developed some site problem. She can see I have something in my hand but her pecks are 'short'--taking several tries at actually reach the bug/goodies. She eats and drinks from the feeders/waterers that are always full and in the same place. She manages to find the roost, the door, the nest box... but something is 'a miss'. I haven't been paying really close attention to them for several weeks now and have just noticed this difference... She has no discharge, no visual injuries. It's very easy for me to get close to her, she seems calm until another hen comes around. When they are free ranging, she will venture out but doesn't stay too long and returns to the run/coop. She scratches but again it takes several pecks to actually 'reach the grass, ground, food etc....Any suggestions/ ideas. I lost another hen several weeks ago to an unknown and I am just trying to get a handle on this...Thanks
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2009
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
  3. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Thank you.. I'll check her asap...
  4. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    She seems fine,now. I watched her very closely today and she is eating oats that has sprouted-finding them on her own.. She didn't seem to have any depth perception problems- RE: pecking short (before she reached the food) and she isn't running into things.. Her eyes look 'normal'.... I guess, I worry too much.. It just seems so strange.

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