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paralyzed white leghorn chick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickens rock!mysocks, May 23, 2011.

  1. Chickens rock!mysocks

    Chickens rock!mysocks In the Brooder

    May 29, 2010
    I have a one-month old White Leghorn pullet that can't walk. By that I mean whenever it tries, it sometimes falls on its right side with its leg and wing stuck out. I have also noticed that its right eye sometimes twitches. It is not strong enough to prech on a roost, and I have never seen it fly and jump in the air. Could it be possible it is paraylzed on the right side or something like that?

  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    I would look up Marek's and botulism. Both will paralyze birds.

    Without more info this is the best I can think of.
  3. Atomic Ranch

    Atomic Ranch Songster

    May 7, 2011
    El Cerrito, So Cal
    Odd, I have a white leghorn about 5 weeks experiencing the same thing. He was perfectly fine, then one morning, I found him on his side. In his own box now, unable to move at all. Nothing obvious... will drink vitamin water and eat yogurt with the aid of a dropper. No improvement, several days. I'm thinking he may have been injured overnight because it was SO sudden. I thought Marek's develops more slowly.

    Please keep us updated on any progress or treatments you find?
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Crowing

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA

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