Please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenMadness, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. ChickenMadness

    ChickenMadness Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if anyone could help me!?

    Last week I noticed one of my 8 week old Sablepoots was shaking and hobbling around, I picked him up and he was bleeding from where he'd broken one of the feathers on his foot. I cleaned him up and treated with antiseptic and seemed fine a little while later and so popped him back in with the others. It's now 5 day's or so later and he's still shaking throughout his whole body and seems unsteady on his feet but otherwise is alert and normal, feeding, drinking etc but has a slightly pale comb at the moment.

    Any ideas?

    Many thanks
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2010
  2. ChickenMadness

    ChickenMadness Out Of The Brooder

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    Bumping this up as I need help!! After much improvement my poor little boy has gone downhill, things were looking good and it seemed that the injury had been the cause of his shakes but last night the shaking was noticeable again and when putting him back in the run he falls over , he does walk around but again shaking and unsteady. Still eating and drinking well. Have separated him in the conservatory at the minute as it's the closest temperature to outside. Have tried calling the vet but all lines engaged [​IMG] Could it be an infection or marek's, a stroke or just the injury?

    Thank you for any replies
     
  3. ChickenMadness

    ChickenMadness Out Of The Brooder

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    Think he's even worse now, poor little baby. Just bumping up the post again....sorry folks, just really worried and hoping someone may have answers
     
  4. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
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    Quote:I am so sorry to hear about your chick. what type of food is he eating? Is he free ranging, if so he may need some grit? How does him comb look, his face, is it pale as well? I would try to get him on some kind of vitamins to help boost him up a bit. I had my rooster Jack at 4 months of age just fall over and couldn't walk at all. I was devastated and took him to the ver and they xrayed him and found no breaks, but his bones were thin. Then I researched alot and with the little the vet told me and what I had read he had Ricketts. This is a condition that there is not enough calcium and vitamin D in the system. I fed him a Ricketts diet with honey, yogurt, egg yoke, oatmeal, vitamins, and some calcium powder. You can do a search for a ricketts diet on here or even online. I do not know if this is what is wrong but it may be something to try. It does sound like his legs are week and was how my Jack was.

    I am sorry that I don't know of anything else to try. I sure hope that he gets better. Make sure you seperate him from the others, just in case he has something contagious. Put him in a cool dry safe place.

    [​IMG] and hope he is gonna be ok.

    Lisa
     
  5. ChickenMadness

    ChickenMadness Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! I will start on research straight away. It can't hurt at least. He's on growers pellets at the moment and usually out on grass but being a booted breed with his legs being so bad and it being so wet out at the minute I've moved him indoors on shavings and also am letting him out on a carpeted blanket hoping it will help him grip. Wow!....as I'm typing this he's just done his very first crow in the other room [​IMG]....something to smile about....there's hope yet! He did manage to attempt a dust bath on my lap earlier, strange little fellow. Getting back on topic, his comb is a little pale but better than it has been, got all the windows in the conservatory open for plenty of ventilation.
    Thank you again Lisa [​IMG]
     
  6. Staceyfeindt

    Staceyfeindt Out Of The Brooder

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    Bumping you up. Sorry I have no clue as to what to do. Good Luck.
     
  7. DaniLovesChickens

    DaniLovesChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea either! So sorry! [​IMG] That is just so sad, poor fella!

    I hope somebody can help. If I see anything on other searches that sound like it might be it I will let you know. Otherwise, good luck! [​IMG]
     
  8. ChickenMadness

    ChickenMadness Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! We've got a routine going now, he comes out so I can help him have a clean up by being a leaning post and catching him when he goes off balance (it's quite cute really but also sad that he can't clean his feathers without falling over). He tried going for a little wander through to the kitchen this morning but I quickly put him back on the rug as slippery floor will do him no good. Enough rambling though, I have more information, last night I was stroking over the back of his head and when I reach a certain point down his neck all the colour goes out of his comb and he looks really poorly, it quickly comes back after but I think there might be a small lump, hard to tell with the feathers, hope this might help with a diagnoses
     
  9. crystal3531

    crystal3531 New Egg

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    I have never had a chicken do this but I have had a few turkeys. My guess is the shaking and discoloration is probabbly due to the injury and pain. I have nursed back two turkeys with legs injury and had to kill one because I couldn't get it to heal.Their legs are just soo fragile. My daughter made a splint for one of ours. I kept them seperated from the rest of the flock to allow for healing time. bring food and water in easy reach. Mother nature will handle the rest as she sees fit. Good luck!! Be sure to post update!!:)
     

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