Please help! Hen in a downward spiral!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by katie1015, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. katie1015

    katie1015 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I have an 18 week old marans hen and she seems to be acting weird. She has always been a loner and stays away from the others. Lately she has been getting worse. It seems like she can't support herself anymore. She is very wobbly. Is she sick? Or could it be a birth defect?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. katie1015

    katie1015 Out Of The Brooder

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    She has not started laying yet.
    She can hardly walk.
    Her poop is a little runny.
    Her tail is constantly tucked between her legs.
    She is eating and drinking like normal.
    Is very distant
     
  4. BigECarter

    BigECarter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She could be egg bound. Walking like a penguin is how I have seen it described.
     
  5. katie1015

    katie1015 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just looked and it didn't look like it. How do you know? Also another problem is that her legs are really really skinny. I just looked at her poop and it actually looks normal.
     

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