Paralysed Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tariqjawed83, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. tariqjawed83

    tariqjawed83 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have few Barred Rocks in my flock around 11-12 weeks, one recently died after having breathing problems, her mouth was constantly open and she was breathing heavily; but she died in matter of 2-3 days.

    Another of same age suddenly had one side of the head acting bad, she can't open her eyes from that side and not moving, eating and drinking anything; and her mouth was little twisted; by the way this one had twisted toes since she was little; but doing everything fine till now; I quickly separated her as I did previously, but since yesterday (after 3-4 days) she starting lying on the floor like dead, but her head still seems to move sometimes.

    I'm afraid I've around 20 chickens in my backyard in very close proximity; since our backyard is not that big, and it is right next to the back door; are these deseases can harm us also? should we be worried about those?
     
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  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, i do not think u have to worry about getting any diseases from them...most viruses are limited to who and what they can infect.
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I would quickly treat them for coccidiosis. The heavy breathing could have been pain. You don't need to see blood. But coccidiosis is the most likely.
     
  4. tariqjawed83

    tariqjawed83 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys, she died in 2-3 days, two birds of same breed, seems like Barred Rocks does not get settled in our coop.
     

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