poorly Hen...Please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by abailey, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. abailey

    abailey New Egg

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    Hi

    2 weeks ago I found my hen (a Pekin Bantam) collapsed outside their cupe, she's nearly 3 years old and always been healthy upon til then. I have kept her indoors since then and i've had to syringe feed her, I took her to the vets twice and they've given her Baytril antibiotics. She is now feeding ok but she can not walk, her right leg keeps slipping away from her when she tries to stand and she can't seem to coordinate herself. She wants to eat but everytime she reaches for the food she falls over and can't get back up again, when she falls on her side she just lays there. It's like she's had a stroke or something.

    I have 5 hens and a rooster the others are all fine.

    I'm really worried and don't know what else to do, she doesn't seem to have lost her appitite but she is very sleepy most of the time and isn't grooming herself either, is there anything else I can do for her as she's completely dependant on me at the moment?

    Does anyone know what could have happened to her?

    Thanks


    Aimee
     
  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
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    i wonder if chickens can have arthritus?[​IMG]
    perhaps that has happened to your hen?
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2010
  3. abailey

    abailey New Egg

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    Hi

    Thanks for your comments, i don't think it would have come on this suddenly if it was that. It's really wierd because she's not lost her appetite but she can't stand up. Ive just got home and found her on her side with her legs behind her...it's so sad to see.

    I wish i could do something for her. [​IMG]
     

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