sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jensapa, May 17, 2007.

  1. jensapa

    jensapa Hatching

    May 17, 2007
    I have a chicken that cannot walk. She has some control with one leg but cannot use the other. She has been like this for about 3 weeks. Any hope for my little one?
  2. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    Can you give more info?
    Did it start gradually, or all of a sudden? Is she with other chickens who could have injured her? Could a predator have bitten her? How is she housed?
    When you feel the leg, does it seem painful to her, or paralyzed? How is her appetite, poop, etc.? The more details you can give the better the chance someone will be able to help.
    In the meantime, separate her from any others you may have so she can rest, and maybe do a search on this site for general ways you can help boost a poorly chickens comfort.
    Good luck.

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