Partially Paralyzed Silkie

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by beccaw4, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. beccaw4

    beccaw4 New Egg

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    Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone had any idea what happened to my silkie. A couple days ago i noticed she was having trouble walking. She was kind of stumbling around. Now she can't walk at all. She can't even sit up. She just sits in a corner with her feet out in front of her. If I set her down on her own she rolls over and flaps trying to get herself up. I think possibly it could have been a stroke. A couple years ago she seemed to have one that caused her to go a bit nutty, she would get lost within sight of the coop and run around in circles and things like that. She is about 6 years old. I brought her inside and I have been hand feeding her and caring for her, but I really don't know why this happened or what to do long term. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like Mareks to me.Legs in the front of there body is a telltale sign of mareks
     
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  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is old.......She lived a long life......Sorry we all pass......Enjoy her till the end......



    Cheers!
     
  5. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What do you mean?She is ONLY 6!!!!!My oldest hen is EIGHT YEARS OLD!
     
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  7. beccaw4

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    How could she get Marek's? There have not been any new editions to the flock in years.
     
  8. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mareks is really contagious.It will pass through the wind.Was she sitting like this?



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  9. beccaw4

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    not quite. she has to lean on her bottom to stay upright with her legs out in front of her. this is her i[​IMG]
     
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    Poor thing......I am no Vet.....She seams to be in a very bad state........Hate to say it but Culling might be the best for her.....


    Sorry.....

    Best of luck....


    Cheers!
     

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