PLEASE HELP! I think her wing is broken, but can't tell!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickenkate17, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Chickenkate17

    Chickenkate17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to let my girls out this morning and one of them just kind of toppled out....it also looked like one of the other chickens was kind of attacking her. She is laying on her side, I haven't observed and standing, walking, or even laying right. She is laying over on one side with her wing kind of under her (the one I think is broken). I'm going to take a photo right now, please give me any advice! How can I make her comfortable??? I can take her in to the vet in 30 minutes....THANK YOU
     
  2. Chickenkate17

    Chickenkate17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. KCA farms

    KCA farms Out Of The Brooder

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    It could be broken, but I'm not sure.
     
  4. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take her to your vet if possible.
     
  5. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Did you actually see her have a accident or was she like this when you came outside?
     
  6. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    If you didn't actually see her have a accident and she was in that pose when you came outside it could possibly be mareks disease. But if you actually saw her have a accident then yes its likely she was hurt and I would see what the vet had to say.
     
  7. Chickenkate17

    Chickenkate17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I'm planning to take her to the vet as soon as they open. I did not see her have a accident--she apparently went into the coop last night just fine...I thought they couldn't get Mereks after a certain age?? Everyone else seems healthy and fine. Thanks everyone!
     
  8. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    No marks symptoms can appear at that age. My guess is Mareks. See what the vet has to say and please post back and let us know.
     
  9. Chickenkate17

    Chickenkate17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, Della was euthanized today due to Marek's disease. She was very skinny, but you couldn't tell visually. She was so weak she couldn't stand, plus she did have a broken wing at the shoulder. The vet said that she could've gotten that by falling off of the perch last night because she was just so weak. The only reason I didn't vaccinate them is because the farm told me that since they were 10-12 weeks they were in the clear. However, my vet said that it can take up to a year for symptoms, even if they are exposed to the virus as chicks. The other chickens seem to be fine, and she said that they might have been able to build up a tolerance to the virus and that the ducks cannot contract the virus, just chickens, turkeys, and quail. And now that Marek's has been in the coop/run, it will be in the environment forever. It makes me wary of adding new chickens to the flock, even vaccinated ones. [​IMG]
     
  10. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    I'm so very sorry for your loss. Mareks is exactly what I suspected. If you do decide to add new birds make sure they have at the very least 14 days of quarantine after vaccination to develop antibodies and immunity before exposure. Again I'm so very sorry about your girl.mareks is such a devastating disease. She is no longer suffering.you did what's best. I wish you the best in the future and God bless.
     

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