paralized chicken

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

  1. cherokeechicken

    cherokeechicken Songster

    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 Songster

    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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