Something is wrong with my pullet

thumper362

Songster
5 Years
Sep 16, 2014
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Coweta County GA
I have a pullet Ms Cleo who was fine yesterday and now she is lethargic, when she stands it's as if her legs aren't working right and she can barely hold her head up when you touch her back side she makes the saddest noise like you are hurting her.
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She never lets me hold her like this. Can someone please give me an idea as to what is wrong with her and what if anything I can do for her.
 

Wyandottes7

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Is it possible that she came into contact with a dead animal or moldy food? A sudden onset of weakness, inability to walk/lift neck, are some signs of Botulism poisoning. Botulism comes on suddenly and often causes paralyisis like this.

If it is Botulism, you'd need to act quickly. I"d prepare a molasses flush (4 tablespoons molasses to one quart of water). Get as much of this solution into her as you can. The object is to move the poison along in her symptoms as fast as possible.

Here are some links on Botulism in birds:

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/19/botulism
http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/poultry/botulism/overview_of_botulism_in_poultry.html
http://beautyofbirds.com/botulism.html
http://www.mypetchicken.com/backyard-chickens/chicken-help/Botulism-Overview-H267.aspx
 

thumper362

Songster
5 Years
Sep 16, 2014
142
40
106
Coweta County GA
I was able to get some of this mix into her and isolated her from the rest of the flock. I guess all I can do is just keep trying to give her the mix throughout the night and hope for the best.
 

thumper362

Songster
5 Years
Sep 16, 2014
142
40
106
Coweta County GA
Just an update Ms Cleo made it through last night and today. I have been giving her doses of the molasses mix all day. She keeps trying to stand up and move around but I am keeping her confined to a dog crate. She had eaten today, guess that is a good sign.
 

thumper362

Songster
5 Years
Sep 16, 2014
142
40
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Coweta County GA
Well Ms Cleo has taken a turn for the worse
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not sure she is going to make it through the night. She hasn't eaten at all today, I did however manage to get some water in her.
 

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