Unbalanced chicken - walking on knuckles - VIDEO

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tinaandmissy, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. tinaandmissy

    tinaandmissy New Egg

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    Hi there,

    Any ideas on what's going on with this chicken would be greatly appreciated. She's over a year old.

    Thought she was egg bound because of being unbalanced. Have given all sorts of remedies for that - not it.

    Have seen on here posts about it being a possible vitamin deficiency. Have been giving kids poly-vits and pediatlite for 4 days now. Still walking like below.

    She's eating, drinking, foraging, trying to groom, but is still walking unbalanced, sometimes her toes will curl and she'll walk on knuckles until she gets them uncurled somehow.

    Running out of ideas on how to help her - not sure what kind of quality of life this is if she doesn't improve. Thanks for any ideas or suggestions!

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. tinaandmissy

    tinaandmissy New Egg

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    Yes, definitely weakness and the occiasional paralysis.

    I guess specifically B vitamin supplements will be the next option.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Did she have a Mareks vaccine? Mareks might also be considered as a cause, but I would first treat with vitamins.
     

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