- May 3, 2019
I have a large brooder with about 13 young pullets in it in my house. They vary in age from 3 weeks to 2 months. They were all fine right along and have shown no signs of anything like splay leg or the like since hatching. However, last week, one of them suddenly seemed to be having difficulty walking. The next day, she was barely walking at all and her legs were spread wide when she sat. Then another bird showed the same signs. Then another. Then another. Now 2/3 of my pullets are like this. I have had a few birds get like this in the past and have been able to save them with sav-a-chick and force feeding chick mash with egg and egg shells in it, but that hasn't seemed to help this time. One of my favorite birds is one the verge of death right now. My nearest poultry vet is over 2 hours away and I lost my job, so I can't afford to take them there. I don't know where else to turn with this. Please help!