Oh no, my first chicken emergency! Not sure what to do.

Wabi Sabi

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Woke up today and went outside to let the hens out of their coop. One of our chickens was unable to get out of the coop by herself so I lifted her out. Turns out she can't stand, can't walk, acts drunk/dizzy and keeps falling over. No balance at all.

She's looked crappy lately but I thought that was just because she was molting. Otherwise she's been fine, just scruffy looking. She is right about one year old and I do not know if they were vaccinated against Mareks- never even occured to me to ask the person from whom I got them.

Any suggestions? We're pretty new to chickens so I have no idea what I should do.

Edited to add: We've removed her from the rest of the flock and have her in a dog crate for now. She ate a small cup of yogurt with no problem this morning and is now eating some feed mixed with some BOSS. She also seems to have no trouble drinking.
 
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Imp

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Try Vitamins & Electrolytes, Sometimes "drunkeness" is a deficiency. You could also try gatorade or pedialyte w/o iron.
Also look for anything like moldy feed or poison that she might have gotten into.

Good luck with your hen

Imp
 

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