Pullet very hard to wake up and when she does, she is limp

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Winter1, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Winter1

    Winter1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. We did that but maybe it so it was liquid food and gave it to her the way we where with the water. We also offered her I bit of regular food and she ate it. She was panting though and I was thinking is that because she is stressed? :confused:
     
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    Keep things quiet and dim for her, handling her for a bit, then letting her sleep for an hour or two. Let us know how she gets along. I hope she makes it.
     
  3. Winter1

    Winter1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So now she seems to have perked up a bit and is eating more food. She is lifting her head more but it seems that she can't use her legs
     
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    Is she taking the Corid? I really hope that she makes it, but in case she doesn't you can take or send her refrigerated body to your state vet for a necropsy to look for what is wrong, whether it is cocci or Mareks disease, or something else. After treating with Corid for 5 days, she should be given some vitamins and probiotics again to help get her gut back to normal. Here is a link for your state vet:
    http://www.usaha.org/Portals/6/StateAnimalHealthOfficials.pdf
     
  5. Winter1

    Winter1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Today she has been lifting up her head more and looking around but her legs and wings are fairly limp. I've been offering her food and water and electrolytes and she has been taking them until she gets tired/to weak and falls asaleep. I give her 1 drop of corid in the morning and one at night.
     
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    For as sick as she has been, it could take her a few weeks to recover. Keep her inside and temp as close to 85 degrees as possible.

    I can't stress how important it is for her drink. She probably needs 20ml minimum a day.

    Keep us posted
     
  7. Winter1

    Winter1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. We make her dink as much as we can. Is it possible that she has a neurological problem? She can't put her legs under herself so they are stretched out in front of her
     
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    Are you also putting the Corid into her water ( 2 tsp per gallon of water)? She needs to be drinking that in addition to you giving the drop of the concentrate. She may well have a neurological problem if she has Mareks disease. Here are some links to read about Mareks disease:
    http://partnersah.vet.cornell.edu/avian-atlas/#/disease/Marek's_Disease
    https://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource000791_Rep813.pdf
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-great-big-giant-mareks-disease-faq
     
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    Winter1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omg I think she has mareks ;( [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] she can't move her legs, is panting, and won't eat
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    Does she curl her toes when you touch them or move them at all? Mareks more commonly affects one leg or wing at a time, but can affect both. Are you putting the Corid in her water? She could be too weak to move.
     

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