Sick chick - please help?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jesusfreakmir12, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Jesusfreakmir12

    Jesusfreakmir12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 3 week old chick who is breathing heavy, is balding, and her legs are off wack. She she sits and does nothing. What could be wrong and how do I help her? I have included a pic if that will help. Thanks. [​IMG]

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  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    That looks like Marek's Disease to me.
     
  3. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Except... It's kind of young for Marek's, even the acute kind which can hit as early as 4 weeks. Avian Encephalomyelitis, perhaps? Looking at this picture, I don't think there is anything you can do but keep it comfortable until it dies (unless you're able to help it die so it doesn't suffer too badly). I'm sorry. =(
     

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