Two month Chicken Can’t Walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pat Mcaffee, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Pat Mcaffee

    Pat Mcaffee Chirping

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    Her feces has been inconsistent with some solid and some more liquid with a lighter brown color. I will try and upload a photo tonight!
     
  2. Pat Mcaffee

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    So she’s eating decent (not the best but she’s still eating) and she got her first round of tuna tonight. I gave her a couple bites forcefully and then left the rest for her to peck st in addition to some layer crumbles. She also got vitamin b complex with riboflavin and vitamin c in her water. Her feces has been pretty solid today. I was testing the whole ‘toes curl around my fingers’ thing today also and it seems that her toes curl around my finger like a perch and her siblings and my other teenage chicks had the same reaction. Can this still be a riboflavin issue?
     
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  3. Peppercorngal

    Peppercorngal Crowing

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    Did she grow very quickly and suddenly? I had a chick that suddenly one day couldn't walk. Oh, when I asked here on this forum most of the responses was that she had mareks. It's so discouraging to hear that. I got vitamins and threw them in the water (for everyone) and within 5 days the chick was walking again. She is a He, now named Harvey. He simply grew so quickly he wasn't getting the right vitamins. Take heart! Those vitamins may just do the trick for your bird too! :hugs
     
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  4. Pat Mcaffee

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    I am going to attach pictures of her eyes versus her sister’s below. The first picture is her eye and the second is hers.
     

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  5. Pat Mcaffee

    Pat Mcaffee Chirping

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    Bresses are sometime meat birds so fast growth occurred in all of my chicks, yet she’s the only one struggling to walk. I don’t discount your theory, however. It’s very typical for excessively fast growth to occur in Bresses and for there to be repercussions. For anyone who’s wondering too, I am not raising this trio for meat but more for eggs. They will live with my layer or show flock and live happy, long, lives.
     
  6. ChickNanny13

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    It takes time, her eyes look good, continue with the vitamins & tuna ... Keep us updated
     
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  7. Cragg Klefor

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    Yes, it certainly could still be a riboflavin deficiency - keep on with the B complex, and tuna, cooked egg treats.
    How is she in comparison to the first post now?
    It can take time, and patience. But any slight signs of improvement would be worth noting.
     
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  10. Pat Mcaffee

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    Update:

    With vitamin d all week the chick has seen very little improvement and has stopped eating much. Her sister is starting to walk with the same problems and oddly the male is fine.
     

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