Problems walking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mscoe, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. mscoe

    mscoe New Egg

    Oct 11, 2015
    My chicken was roosting and walking just fine a few days ago. Both legs (more the right) seem to be weak. She is walking on her hocks. She has some muscle and motor control but her claws are unable to grip (lame). All other health signs are fine. She is eating and drinking normally, acting fine too. She just is not walking normal. I was worried about dislocation but after checking that does not appear to be the problem.

    Zen is about a year and a half old. She was sick about a month ago in which I gave her some Tulan 50 for a few days and her respitory infection cleared up. She was given Inter-muscular injections to the left thigh. After she recover she returned to normal 100% until this happened. I looked at common movement malady a and don't see anything that matches.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.[​IMG]

    Photo above of what she is doing.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Among other things, lameness or leg issues could be Marek's or nutritional problems.

    What has been their diet?
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. Riboflavin (vitamin B2) deficiency and Mareks disease can cause walking on hocks and curled toe paralysis. I would start some poultry vitamins in the water, and check the label to make sure that it contains riboflavin (Poultry Nutri-Drench does not.) How old is your feed? Sometimes vitamins become depleted from feed if it gets old or rancid. Here is an article to read:
  4. mscoe

    mscoe New Egg

    Oct 11, 2015
    I will try the vitamins. She was vaccinated for Mareks at displays no other symptoms of that disease.

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