Newcastles Disease = Mareks? Chicken losing weight fast!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cmfriedmann, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. cmfriedmann

    cmfriedmann New Egg

    Oct 4, 2010
    New to this forum. This is my first post.

    My RI Red hen has Newcastles Disease. Vet says the worst of it will last 7-10 days. She's been sick for a week now but is hanging in there. She can't walk upright but does an army crawl of sorts using her wings for balance.

    We are forcing pedialyte with a medicine dropper. She won't eat or drink on her own. She is losing weight rapidly. What can I force feed her until she is able to eat on her own? I've bought some baby food and was going to try that.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!


    Happy Acre chicken lover
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    I thought if your flock tested positive for Newcastle's that the birds were put down?

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