need help...Golden Lace Polish Male...Cant stand on his foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cuteubbi, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. cuteubbi

    cuteubbi Chirping

    Jun 25, 2013
    i have a male of Golden Lace Polish, 1 week before, his poo was in yellow color and liquid like water...i used apple vinegar on water and yougart as 3 to 4 days, his poo become normal but now he become so weak...b4, he cant even take food hisself...just drinking water and he was not standing...the current situation is...he is eating and drinking hisself...looking active but he still cant stand up on his feet...when i pick him on my hands one of his leg seems motion less...he move his wings to move around on the ground to reach the wter and food....

    i dont know what happened ..pls help

  2. GuppyTJ

    GuppyTJ Songster

    Mar 13, 2013
    My Coop
    So sorry to hear this. It's so hard to say what this is as lethargy, not eating, are symptoms of most illnesses. What I usually do when I have a sick chicken is I start trying to match the other symptoms (yellow watery poo, trouble standing, etc.) to reputable sites that detail various chicken illnesses. Here are a few resources that may help you, if you don't ahve these already.

    I also use a book "The Chicken Health Handbook" by Gail Damerow. It's awesome at diagnosing chicken illnesses including parasites, worms, etc. Great book, bought it for a few dollars used on Amazon.

    It's not easy diagnosing chicken illnesses but doing so helps you figure out what treatments will be closest to helping. Hope this helps,
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Did this come on suddenly, or gradually? A gradual loss of walking ability could be due to a vitamin deficiency. I'd get him started on some vitamins, just in case. B vitamins and E vitamins are especially good. If this is caused by an injury, vitamins will help him heal.

    However, just as possible is Marek's. Marek's is a terrible disease in chickens that causes paralysis of the wings or legs, sudden death, sometimes enlarged feather shafts, and sometimes greyish eyes with irregular, unresponsive pupils. How old is he? Marek's tends to affect young birds around 6-10 months old, but can really affect all ages.

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