Questions about AE

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by emmasmama, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. emmasmama

    emmasmama New Egg

    Mar 22, 2013
    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has experience with AE? I have a 2 week old chick who developed strong neck twitching 2 days ago. Then her leg went limp and curled, and she's not walking properly, just limping. She doesn't move much, and sleeps a lot.

    However, just when I think she's looking really bad she jumps up and starts pecking and acting fine - except for the leg. The neck tremors/twitching has now stopped. I have read that with AE you need to quarantine the bird, but I'm wondering for how long. If she does recover, how/when will I know, and when can she be reintroduced to the flock? She's currently in a separate box within the larger box containing our other 5 chicks.

    Any info would be appreciated! Thanks.

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