Trouble walking.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by autkirkham, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. autkirkham

    autkirkham New Egg

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    I have two hens and a rooster, I believe about 6-8 months old. One of my hens started having trouble walking yesterday. She is worse today. She try's to get up to eat (only watermelon and strawberries) she won't eat any pelleted food. I looked it up sounds like it could be Marek's disease? She try's to walk then flops over with her wings spread out. I'm am new to having chickens. Not sure if my other two can catch whatever she has? Not too sure what to do with her but I don't want her to be hurting. Please help!
     
  2. going country

    going country Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had that happen to one of my hens in the summer. I found her in front of the door to the run with the other hens walking all over her. I put her in a dog crate with food and water that she could reach. After about a week she was up walking around. After about a week and a half she was good as new and went back in with the flock. I never did figure out what was wrong, maybe a sprain. My rooster broke his leg this winter and he's so good I didn't want to put him down, so I did the same thing...put him in the dog crate. The only thing I did different was add vitamin B to his water (helps their legs). It took a bit longer for him to heal, but he's back to caring for his ladies .
     

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