numerous things wrong with barred rock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenboy2001, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. chickenboy2001

    chickenboy2001 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 19, 2012
    Hillsborough, NC
    Our barred rock has been showing signs of illness which are:
    1. She can't balance herself
    2. She keeps on kicking out her legs
    3. She is making painful noises
    4. She is constantly sitting down

    Any feedback would be great.

  2. I am bumping this post back to the top of the forum. Sorry I can't help more.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2012
  3. stargirl

    stargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Search the forums here for 'Mareks' and see if that matches at all. I'm afraid I have no experience of this, but hopefully someone who does will be along soon.
  4. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2011
    How old is your chicken? How long have you had her? Any new chickens brought in lately?

    Please answer these questions as this may help in determining the cause of the problem. Right off, there are 3 things that come to mind: Marek's, Coccidiosis and a Vitamin Deficiency.

    Please give us as much information as you possibly can...age, length of illness, food, treats? Anything else that's new?

    In the meantime, you could be collecting some of the things you may need...

    Vitamin deficiency...poly vi sol, without iron and 400 iu Vitamin E tablets
    Marek's..nothing but prayer, sorry :(
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Try giving your BR vitamin B complex. Buy a bottle of vitamin B complex tablets at any pharmacy. Then crush a few into powder and sprinkle the powder onto her feed for her to eat. Do this for 1 week. Hopefully you'll see improvement soon thereafter.

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