- Sep 6, 2010
Hi, our 6 month old speckled sussex, Rosy, seems to not be able to really walk or stand. She's been having problems for about a week or two. At first we thought she might of strained something. She was just kind of limping at first, seeming to favor one leg, but now she can't walk or stand. She'll use her wings to steady herself, or help herself move. If we try to help her stand, she just sits back down. She just sits wherever we stand her, but today when she wanted to get to the nesting box to lay, she was kind of hopping/dragging herself forward and using her wings, but I just set her in there so she wouldn't hurt herself. Then later, I came in at the time where she was trying to get down, and she was there on the edge, her wings spread out. She just laid today, and she's eating normally, and I think she's drinking normally too. Her poop is normal, and she's alert. It's just that she seems to not be able to walk. She's just sitting in the same place that we'll set her. Her comb and wattles look fine. She doesn't seem to be losing feathers. They get sunflower sprouts and wheatgrass daily, and they sometimes will get corn, peas, quimoa, oatmeal, rice, tomatoes, apples, grapes, pomegranates and mealworms. They're also provided with sand and oyster shells. We might be bringing her to the vet tomorrow.