Pullet limping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BaGAWK!!, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 5 month old pullet who is limping and stumbling on one of her legs. She also holds each of her legs up against her body one ata time, like theyre sore, or at least bothering her. I could take a photo but it really doesn't look like anything is wrong with it. I checked for bumble foot, none. Yesterday her wing on the same side was drooping down some but today it was back to normal. She eats, drinks and does normal chicken things. She doesnt always roost in the coop at dark, she and the others her age pile up between the coop and the feed bin. There was an incident the other day where she went underneath the coop, and she doesn't exactly fit. Well, not wanting her to be stuck out there for predators to find, I tried to coax her out with food but ended up firmly pushing her out. It was a tight fit and her back was scraping and legs cramped up underneath her. She acted fine right after I got her out. Do you think this is what happened, or am I looking at symptoms of an illness? I am worried about mareks...
     
  2. jdopler

    jdopler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dn't know if I am any help with marek's but I had a couple girls limp for a day, they were fine after that. perhaps a rough roo..
    did her symptoms show up right after the coop incident? she could be just nursing a slight injury from the cramped conditions. If it continues I would be concerned, hope someone can give you a more definite answer.
     
  3. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, u may have just eased my mind a bit. The symptoms did show up right after the confinement under the coop.
     
  4. jdopler

    jdopler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I hope for your sake and hers that's all it is! good luck
     
  5. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank u, I always need it [​IMG]
     
  6. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    You might want to consider Mareks...?
     
  7. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can they still get it at 5-6 months old?
     
  8. Lady Badlands

    Lady Badlands Chillin' With My Peeps

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    absolutely they can. but i have stumbled upon a cure for mareks and other backyard chicken posters have also found this to cure mareks in their chickens. my hen was around 5 months old. here's the story:

    This is a re-post of mine from November of 2009. I got many responses from people who tried this after reading my post and their chickens became well again. Therefore, I think it's worth repeating.

    My saga with Mareks:

    One of my RIR's began to be unable to walk. Her legs were splayed out, one in front and one in back. I felt terrible for her, so I made sure to pick her up and take her to the feed twice a day. After that I'd take her to the water. I'd leave a little feeder right in front of her so she could eat whenever she wanted. Except for her leg condition and inability to walk, she seemed fine. She ate ravenously. I used to sit in the coop and lay her belly up in the crook of my arm while watching the other chickens. She'd close her eyes and I'd sit there and cry. I figured I'd take care of her until I could see that she no longer wanted to live.

    She had feces stuck to her tail feathers because she couldn't move when she pooped. I took her to my bathroom, turned her belly up and with a warm washcloth, I carefully blotted and rinsed, blotted and rinsed. The stuff was stuck so strong that it took a good hour to remove most of it. She just closed her eyes and didn't struggle. Sweet, sweet girl.

    Someone told me about colloidal silver and how it killed viruses. People used to use real silverware in the old days for it's sterilizing effect on food. I heard that Marek's was a virus so I gave her a dropper full. She started to get better and in a couple of days, I gave her another dropper full. Her legs started to heal and when I could see that she would be walking again, I assisted her walking. In addition to the colloidal silver, my husband and I did visualizations akin to the ones you may have read about having little pac men eating up whatever of the virus remained.

    My dream was that I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between her and the other RIR's I have because she'd be walking normally again. Well, my wish has come true. She is totally healthy and the only way I can tell it's her is because she's a bit smaller than the others having gone through what she did.

    Last week I noticed one of my New Hampshire Reds starting to limp. I waited a couple of days to see if she had injured it and perhaps it might go away. The limp was still there and getting worse. I captured her and gave her a dropper full of colloidal silver and within two days, she is no longer limping.

    I'm not saying that this is some kind of miracle cure, but with Marek's, everyone is so darned sure that it's fatal, saying there is no cure, but that is simply not true in our case. Oh, by the way, all our chicks were vaccinated at 1 day old for Marek's.

    I couldn't be happier, which is why I wanted to pass this on to anyone who is faced with this issue.

    ***See this page for a story of how Colloidal Silver cured my Roo of Mareks (with photos):
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=566250
     
  9. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is very interesting..thank you do much for sharing. Seems like it is worth having on hand, where do you get it? In liquid form? That is a great story of recovery!
     
  10. seminolewind

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    If it's Marek's, you will most likely get another chick with some same symptoms soon, within a few weeks. IMO, there's no cure. If there was, we would not have it around anymore, it's been around for over 100 years. IMO, if these holistic treatments work, it's not Marek's. But I don't disuade people from trying.
     

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