Need help quickly

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by scrambled6, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. scrambled6

    scrambled6 New Egg

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    We woke up this morning to one of our chickens fluttering wildly in a circle unable to stand or control movements. She is pulling her head towards neck when startled. Other symptoms include general listlessness, eyes closed, not eating or drinking, very minimal chirps. No other physical symptoms. We separated her from the other chicks, have been giving her a vitamin-electrolyte supplement and are keeping her wrapped in a warm towel which seems to help the flailing. I have no idea what this is or how to treat it--any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    Do you think you could call your vet?
     
  3. scrambled6

    scrambled6 New Egg

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    no--there are no local poultry vets available.
     
  4. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    hmmm, It's kind of hard to identify what it is without any regular disease or injury symptoms [​IMG]
     
  5. un-named543

    un-named543 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry you are going through this. Try a search on here if you cannot reach a vet. Try Mareks or wry neck and see if the symptoms match; I cannot tell you-no expereince with these afflictions.
     
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  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    It could be poison or botulism, moldy feed, fungus, brain injury. It's so hard to know. How old are they?
     
  7. scrambled6

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    They are only about 3weeks old. COuld this be Marek's? I'm afraid of the other chicks being exposed.
     
  8. scrambled6

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    Okay--she just had a BM, very, very foul smelling, brownish with what looked blood-tinged followed by pasty yellow poop.???
     
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Probably not, most likely not. 3 weeks old? I think it's really rare at 3 weeks old.
     

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