My serama roo keeps laying on side!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by karen13, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. karen13

    karen13 New Egg

    Sep 30, 2012
    My roo lays on side and has a hard time getting up. His wings are stiff and you cannot pull them away from his body! Has anyone ever had this problem before? He does not look good. He eats but not well.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    How old is he? Could he have eaten a toxin found in dead animals (botulism,) or could he have eaten moldy feed? Mareks disease, lead poisoning could be other possibilities. Even severe dehydration can cause neurological symptoms, so be sure and give him some water treated with vitamins and electrolytes, such as SaveAChick. Avian encephalomyelitis can be common in chicks under 1 month old.

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