Pullet is having trouble walking, doesn't look like bumblefoot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by llcejka, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. llcejka

    llcejka New Egg

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    We have a 2-3 month old Buff Orpington that is having trouble walking. She isn't limping exactly, but seems to be walking on her "heels". When she stops, she loses her balance and ends up sitting on her bottom with her legs out in front of her. I've caught her sitting like this, and pecking at the grass. I've examined her feet and she has no sores, no scabs, no redness, and no apparent pain. It doesn't seem like her toes are gripping. She will sit on my open hand no problem, but can't grip my finger or wrist to balance.

    I'm worried about her, and would appreciate any advice.

    Lisa
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not an expert here, but vitamins and electrolytes in the water may help if it's a vitamin deficiency
     
  3. llcejka

    llcejka New Egg

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    Is it possible that this is Marek's disease?
     
  4. llcejka

    llcejka New Egg

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    Is it possible that this is Marek's disease?
     
  5. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never seen marke's personally, so I don't really know
    If you could post more info frmo the sticky in the header under emergencies you may get more answers
     
  6. Beaky Buzzard

    Beaky Buzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe she is egg bound. [​IMG]
     
  7. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think I've seen posts here where a "pigeon-toed" walk indicates eggbinding.

    I know that my internal layer walks kind of slow when she's filled up with fluid and has laid internally - but not on her "heels".
     
  8. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This bird is only 2-3 months old -
     

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