My Red Star can't walk...(pictures)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mycutekitties, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    Go to let the mutt girls out and everyone was fine. I go out a few hours later and notice my Red Star hen unable to stand. I picked her up and moved her to the yard and she can't move. I put food and water infront of her and she ate and drank. She looks 100% heathly but can't stand. I put in her in an area I use for my injured birds and she is just there, talking to me eating and drinking. She has even laid an egg in the past 12 hours!
    The only thing I can think of is she did get out of the chicken area yesterday (the wind blew the gate open) and she might have gotten into some weed killer that was sprayed 2 days ago.

    Anything I can do to help her? What could be wrong? If she was sick could she still have laid an egg?
     
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  2. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you check to see if she slipped her tendons (although being past point of lay, it is less likely they have)? Any obvious cuts or bone breaks to the legs? Any other neurological symptoms, such as holding her head oddly?
     
  3. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    Quote:She is not holding her head oddly. How do I check if she slipped her tendons?
    Oh and no injuries I can see.
     
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  4. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    She did stand for a sec but sat right back down.
    This is her:
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  5. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    anyone?
     
  6. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    broody??? [​IMG]

    I had one that did not want to move and that was the problem.
     
  7. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    I don't know what her deal is. She is fine tonight.... so strange.
     
  8. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    and she is still fine. I wonder what happened to her. I'm glad she is OK now.
     
  9. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Glad to hear that she is fine. Is she standing at all yet? Still eating normally?
     
  10. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trying to be broody. I had one do that.
     

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