My chicken is walking like E.T.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pullet2hen, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. pullet2hen

    pullet2hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He can't stand up straight and waddles like ET dragging his bottom on the ground. Any idea what is happening to him?The kids said he started doing it yesterday but by the time I got home he seemed fine and now today he is not so fine.
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  2. pullet2hen

    pullet2hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I separated him. The sun just went behind the mountains and the others are in the coop sleeping. He is right next to them and will not go to sleep. I'm so worried he is in pain.
     
  3. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
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    check the vent and make sure it's clear..
    feel the belly/vent area for any heat or swelling
    describe the droppings..color and consistency
    what all do you feed?
    has he been wormed? if so when? and what was used?
    is his comb pale?
    is he eating and drinking?

    check the legs for raised scales, or any crust, "dandruff", or irritated areas.
     
  4. pullet2hen

    pullet2hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
    Vent clear, droppings normal, sometimes pee and sometimes green with a little white. Not wormed, YES pale, pale comb and eating and drinking fine.
    As for feeding.... he is 3 months old and on starter with my treats every night when I get home from work.... Spinich lettus, plain pasta, apples, watermelon and just a little scratch.
     
  5. pullet2hen

    pullet2hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh and yes raised scales on the legs
     
  6. pullet2hen

    pullet2hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I feel so bad, there is a storm on the edge and he is all alone. It's dark. [​IMG]
     

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