Need Advice on invalid bantam

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by beckt, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. beckt

    beckt Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Hey everyone, I posted this over at the other BYC just to get as much coverage as possible. What I have is a little d'uccle hen that has what I believe to be Mareks. She has lost alot of control of her leggs. She can stand up right when she gets her bearing but does flop a few seconds till then. She is eating good. My main concern is keeping her clean while she is in her crate inside the house. I can't use wood chips due to the mess. Her poo is kinda soft (not bad) due to her diet. I am trying to keep her as clean as possible. Right now she is on towels. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I posted on the other side...Have you thought about a chicken diaper? That would help keep her a little cleaner. CC and Verlin and someone else who's name escapes me, made up a sling to hold the bird up so that it could exercise it's legs...

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