New Castles or not?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Luvroos, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Luvroos

    Luvroos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello folks, I picked up 5 RIR chicks that are about to turn 5-6 weeks of age. When I fed and watered them this morning I had noticed my second to the smaller hen were laying on the floor of the cage with her legs stretched out and her head turned nearly to the center of her back. I must hold her over her bowls before she'll eat since she cant walk. Its as if she has damaged nerves in her spine to some sorts and will push herself up when I go to pick her up. She is just a tiny little thing, please tell me this is not new castles disease. I own 4 more of her siblings and 40 other chickens. Thanks a million. By the way I'm just 5 months into chickens so I'm not as educated as Id like to be.[​IMG]
     

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