Sick bird

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sallykate1966, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. sallykate1966

    sallykate1966 Chirping

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    Sick chicken for some reason I can't seem to post where I need to don't no how. Anyways I have a Easter egger she was find day before yesterday but today she's laying on the ground she acts like she's drunk hers legs are fine strong and her wings are ok but she's just laying on the ground when she starts to stand she leans forward then back down on the ground I don't no what to do for her she will eat it's like she just can't walk around can anyone help me please?? She is around 13 weeks old
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Songster

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    That's a hard call but since she's so young it can be Marek's disease. Marek's disease and Lymphoid Luekosis can cause tumors in the chicken as well as paralysis.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, it could be Mareks. She could have eaten something poisonous or even if your bag of feed has gone bad...all these things can cause paralysis. Here is a direct link to starting a new thread in the emergency section. Click here and start a new thread there for much more help....https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/threads/add/forumId/10

    Good luck and I hope you can get her healed up soon!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Is there a chance she could have been bitten by a snake or poisonous spider? I have heard of recent outbreaks of Mareks.
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry to hear about your bird! Definitely try posting in the Emergencies section. Marek's is possible, as is Botulism.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your hen. Good luck with her! [​IMG]
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry about your bird![​IMG]
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about your chick, hope she recovers.
     
  9. sallykate1966

    sallykate1966 Chirping

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    Thanks.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Definitely post on the Emergency section link provided by TwoCrows. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope your chicken recovers soon. Good luck.
     

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