My chicken keeps falling over

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by harrietjayne, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. harrietjayne

    harrietjayne New Egg

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    Hi guys I'm new to this bit was wondering if you could help me. I have a little bantam chicken called starlight but she keeps on falling over and has runny poos she's unstable on grass and sometimes the wind can nock her over. She's fed on corn and warm pellet mash. She's in the house but is sometimes cold so has a warm water bottle.
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! [​IMG]

    I'm sorry about Starlight. How old is she? Does she seem to have lost weight? She could be weak due to worms, external parasites, or some sort of other internal problem. Or she could have a balance problem, either due to a neurological disease like Marek's, or a bacterial problem like an ear infection. I would thoroughly check all parts of her body. Look for moving specks beneath the feathers (mites), swelling, nasal discharge, strangely colored spots, etc.

    For more answers, I would also post Starlight's problem on the emergencies section of this forum: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Good luck with her!
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2014
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Sorry to hear about Starlight. Bantamlover21's given you some good advice. Definitely go look at the Emergencies section and post there; I'm sure many people will help you and Starlight there!
     
  4. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC. Sorry about your little chicken. How long has this been going on? Definitely check out the emergency section and good luck.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X3 on post in the Emergencies forum BantamLover21 linked for you, hope Starlight recovers.
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X4 on the emergency area.

    Good luck with her!
     
  7. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello and [​IMG],sorry about your chick hope he does well
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am so sorry about your bird. [​IMG] Definitely post in our emergency section. I hope someone can help you there.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Does it appear she has had a stroke or a seizure? Has she had any injuries like pecks to the head, etc.?

    How old is she? If she is a young chick( under 6-8 weeks old) she probably still needs a heat lamp. If she is older, bantams tend to feel the cold more than larger breeds. My friend has two serama hens((house pets) and when their feet get cold they sit on her lap until they warm up.

    Do you know what breed of bantam she is?
     
  10. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG]



    How is you chicken doing now [​IMG]
     

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