mother hen cannot stand up after hatching 9 chicks

michellepoules

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 22, 2014
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My 3 years old very healthy hen just hatched 9 chicks. After a week of doing a great job taking care of her babies she lost the use of her legs. No sign of injuries or sickness. She is alert, eats, drinks, tries to protect the chicks as a good mother. She has been like this since 4 days now. She has access to the sun. I got some poultry vitamins but I am wondering if anybody had experience this before.
 

Audio51

Songster
7 Years
Jul 16, 2012
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Paradise, California
My 3 years old very healthy hen just hatched 9 chicks. After a week of doing a great job taking care of her babies she lost the use of her legs. No sign of injuries or sickness. She is alert, eats, drinks, tries to protect the chicks as a good mother. She has been like this since 4 days now. She has access to the sun. I got some poultry vitamins but I am wondering if anybody had experience this before.
I hope someone can help you with this. How is she doing?
 
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