Two chickens with problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chadtain, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. chadtain

    chadtain New Egg

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    I have a Cochin that has a limp with her right leg. I felt it and didn't feel any breaks and she didn't seem liked it hurt when I touched it. Second one is having her left wing droop. It was fine yesterday and today the wing is hanging down. She is acting fine other wise and so is the Cochin. Both eating and drinking fine.

    This is the first time ever having chickens so I am learning on the run! Thanks for your help!

    Chad
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Were your chickens vaccinated for Mareks disease? How old are your chickens? I would continue to watch them for other symptoms, and notice if they are eating drinking, and what their droppings look like. Sometime confining in a cage is helpful to watch them better. Here is a little about Mareks, but I'm not saying that this is what's wrong, since it could be any number of things:
    http://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource000791_Rep813.pdf
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-great-big-giant-mareks-disease-faq
     

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