Sudden Paralysis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by horsedirtocala, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. horsedirtocala

    horsedirtocala In the Brooder

    May 28, 2012
    Morriston/Ocala Florida
    This morning one of my most bouncy, 12 days old ( in fact I was going to name her Boink..) chicks cannot walk and has labored breathing. Zero use of legs and not interested in drinking or eat. I have isolated her and suspect some diareaa. But not bloody. I only have 6 so I did not vaccinate for Marek`s. I not sure what breed she is as it was a brown layer collection. I have isolated her.
    Could this be Cocci? Recommendation? I`m not ready to cull her if there is some solution but I do not want it to suffer, There are so many explainations on the internet, hopefully you guys can help!!!!

    New Chicken Mom
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    Corydon, Indiana
    Too early for Marek's. I would probably guess coccidiosis or an aspiration pneumonia (inhaled fluid).
  3. ChickChickChicky

    ChickChickChicky Songster

    Dec 22, 2011
    Greater Kansas City, MO
    Botulism is a possibility too.

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