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My chicken stumbles.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HMHM, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. HMHM

    HMHM New Egg

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    My silkie roo is about a year old. He can't walk. When he tries he stumbles and tumbles all over the place. I have him separated and this has been going on for 2-3 months now. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Could you describe some more of his actions? Does he hold his head in the right place? Does he flap about going backwards like he can't hold his head correctly?

    From what you have described he could be suffering from wry/crook neck or something like mareks disease.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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