Red Golden Pheasant.... 3weeks old .... just lay's there and won't walk...!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mustang56, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. mustang56

    mustang56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 7 Red Golden Pheasant chick's.....and as of 2 day's ago....one just lay's there.... she won't walk...
    She is eating and drinking.....but she won't get up....
    One leg seem's a bit stronger than the other weaker leg...
    I don't know if it's from an injury or what...
    The bottom of the cage.....is a great big huge towel....that we change out every day....
    There is no swelling, no sore's.... the leg's look perfectly normal.....
    Any help would be so appreciated...... !!
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Are her legs paralyzed? To test this, push a finger into the pads of each foot. In a non-paralyzed leg, this will cause the bird to curl its toes and/or retract the leg.
     
  3. mustang56

    mustang56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The leg's work ... =)
    Just seems she tries to get up on one leg...but other leg isn't strong enough to pull her all the way up.....
     

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