sick,unbalanced plymouth rock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kaitlinw, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. kaitlinw

    kaitlinw Hatching

    Jan 29, 2012
    Hi everyone. I have a 18month female plymouth rock that is quite unbalanced. Her condition has continously deteriorated to the point that she is now unable to get up and walk. We have recently moved to a hotter climate. The last 2 weeks have been 30-40 degrees. Although she is unable to walk, she still has a healthy looking red comb, her appetite hasnt altered, she is still laying eggs and she still has the energy to move around but she doesnt try anymore because she repetedly falls on her face.
    We think it might be heat stroke but we are still unsure. If it was to be heat stroke, what is the best way treat her?
    Please please please help!!!!!
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012

  2. mauigirl

    mauigirl Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Maui Hawaii
    You need to post more symptoms
  3. kaitlinw

    kaitlinw Hatching

    Jan 29, 2012
    Dropped wings
    Loss of mobility
    She doesn't have any blood in her droppings.
    She doesn't have a pasty butt.
    Rocking backwards and cant stand up straight.
    Very disorientated.
    As she can't now move, she sits down constantly but she tends to fall backwards onto her heels but she curls her toes up.
    When she tries to walk, she puffs her tail feathers up and forwards, puts her wings forward and out to the sides, but she falls forward.
    We have spoken to a couple of people and they suggested heat stroke, a spider bite or coccidiosis.
    We feed them pellets mixed with grains. We have put garlic in their water to use as a natural anti-biotic.
    She has also been wormed recently but this was before her off-balance issues started.

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