Third hen same problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jtcoil, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Jtcoil

    Jtcoil New Egg

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    I can't figure out what is wrong with my hen. This is the third one in 2 months. At first they gimp around and favor one leg, then they can hardly walk. At this point I have been carrying them to food and water and propping up in a box. I couldn't save the other two and now another hen is showing same symptoms. Any suggestions?
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    You might want to research Mareks. I am no expert on it but did read a little about it later and what you are describing sounds similar.
     
  3. Jtcoil

    Jtcoil New Egg

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    What are the symptoms of Mareks? I was reading but don't see anything that says how the hens act if sick.
     
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Here is what I found in a UC of Davis pdf file. It won't allow me to copy and paste so bear with me while I type it out. (I googled "Mareks symptoms") and it was the first article to come up so if you want to read it in more detail....

    Symptoms. Chickens with Mareks disease may show one or any combination of the following symptoms:
    • Paralysis of legs or wings
    • Depression, weakness, diarrhea
    • Tumors on feather follicles
    • Blindness, often in one eye
    • Pale, shriveled comb
     

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