Unbalanced chicken please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by klesoine, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. klesoine

    klesoine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    I walked into the barn this morning and my favorite chicken who is 7 months old was stumbling and falling and waving on its feet. When she tries to run she is low to the ground and awkward. She seems to have lost her balance and looks like she drank too much. I isolated her and gave her electolytes and vitamin soaked mash with some hard boiled egg. She ate very well and continued to lurch around. Is there something else I should be doing? Nothing has been added to the bedding which is pine shavings and the hay & straw on the floor of the barn outside the coop which they all have access to. I considered that the de-icer I used to free the door might have been on my boots and tracked in and that's a devastating thought but if she's poisoned, can I help her in any other way?
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2010
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    I've heard of 3 people with that problem, The one that lived this is what they did. kept her feed,water, warm and propped up in a box . it took 2 weeks for her to come back, the hen is back to normal. sounds like a lot of TLC

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