Rooster Having Trouble Walking, Please Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tinychicky, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 5 year old silkie rooster is having trouble walking! he tries to walk and then his legs stiffen up and he walks higher and higher up on his toes until he falls over! once he falls, his legs are too weak for him to get up again intil he's rested them for a while. he didn't get into a fight-he's still head of the flock, and there's no sign of broken bones and no flesh wounds. is this marek's? i know silkies are prone to it. what can i do to help him? if you don't have any advice at least send out some prayers or good thought for my little raven, please. he's my favorite rooster and so sweet and the head of the flock over all of the other roosters, even the games! please help!
     
  2. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know the answer but will bump you up. Hope all works out. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know anything about mareks. Do a search on botulism on this site and see if that fits -- paralysis is one of the signs.
     
  4. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    How are his wings?
     
  5. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    worth a try to give him a vitamin boost, sometimes can help it the problem is due to a vitamin deficiency.
     
  6. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:it's hard to tell, i mean being a silkie he doesn't us them much, but he hasn't really been flapping to keep his balance or anything, now that i think about it.
     

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