Sick Pullet HeLp

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sharihumpy, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. sharihumpy

    sharihumpy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys I have a pullet that I have found twice upside down in the food bowl in the past week. When she is startled she falls over and can't move for a couple seconds. She is unsteady on her feet also. Yes she was pecked at while stuck upside down.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    She could be suffering from a neurological problem such as encephalomalacia, avian encephalomyelitis (only if she is under 6 weeks old,) Mareks disease, or something other. I would probably cage her inside the coop and run with food and water for her protection. In the water, I would start poultry vitamins in case of vitamin deficiency. Is she having any weakness or paralysis in a leg or wing, or curled toes? Is her neck twisted or in a peculiar position up or down? Below are several brands of poultry vitamins to add to water, but the Poultry Cell can be given orally. Here are some links to read about the above diseases:
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/disea...alacia-exudative-diathesis-muscular-dystrophy
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/9/avian-encephalomyelitis-epidemic-tremors
    http://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource000791_Rep813.pdf
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-great-big-giant-mareks-disease-faq

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    Last edited: Sep 28, 2014

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