Sick Meaty. What's wrong with it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by galanie, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I got some cornish x from mypetchicken (I know, LOL) last week and one is sick. At first, all were just as robust as any other. Then, starting a few days ago, one started getting calmer and calmer. Yesterday I knew for sure something was wrong with it. It was just laying and sleeping and not stirring much. But today, it's uncoordinated and wobbly, can't seem to really eat or walk in the direction it wants to go.

    Link to video of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_eRLCpyK4A

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    know what is wrong with it? I tried to get some vitamins down it but overall I don't have a lot of hope for the little guy. I just want to know, if possible, what's ailing it.
     
  2. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor little guy. I hope that someone with some knowledge comes along to help you out. I would say though, that putting him/her on a towel or something like that may help a bit. I know you had him on the slippery counter top just to show him, but at least something that may allow him to get traction may help and will reduce the chance of further injury from slipping and straining. Best wishes.
     
  3. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well in the video his foot was curled under does that have anything to do with it?
     
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    No, if you keep watching, he straightens it out. It's rarely curled, it just had a problem with the slippery surface and since it's uncoordinated, didn't put it down straight for a bit.
     

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