paralized chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cherokeechicken, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. cherokeechicken

    cherokeechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    i have lost 2 of my chicks... they were fine one day then the next morn'n they were paralized shortly after they died. could it be from a spider bit or perhaps a snake...please help!!!
  2. LuannKeller

    LuannKeller Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Greer, SC USA
    Could be Mareks. If you can keep them eating and drinking they may recover from Mareks - depends on how it goes - some develop servere neurological problems - some it is mostly the legs.

    I have nursed some through it. I want the recovered birds around because I believe natural immunity can develop - many people say to get rid of them since they are carriers. I got some hens from someone else and 3 developed it, I managed to nurse one through to 100% good health and no one else has developed it in the last few months. In order to allow her to recover I had to feed and water her like an invalid but she did fully recover gradually over several weeks.

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