Strange walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lanceandrizzi, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. lanceandrizzi

    lanceandrizzi New Egg

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    I have a Silver Laced Wyandotte who had bumble foot, we got that taken care of and now when she walks she picks that leg way up against her chest and kind of hesitates when she puts it down. It is almost like she can't feel that it is there and isn't sure how to control it. She has been molting and haven't had any eggs for 2 months. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. How old is she? It sounds a bit neurological in nature, but it may be something weird related to her molt. She could have injured the leg or foot jumping from a high roost or some other activity, which may have caused some nerve damage. It may be way down on the list of things to check out, but Mareks disease can cause paralysis in the leg due to tumors on the sciatic nerve, and symptoms can be progressive. I hope it's not that. Did she get vaccinated for Mareks? I would put poultry vitamins in her water in case a vitamin deficiency may be causing her problems, and keep an eye on her for any other unusual signs, such as lameness or using wings to balance.
     

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