Uncoordinated pullet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tishabel, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. tishabel

    tishabel Chirping

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    I have a 2.5 month old pullet.not convinced it's a hen as it has more room looking tail feathers but no comb. Pure white w white legs. Anyway... everyday she ser.s to becoming more uncoordinated-almost splayed legging. She tends to fall back on her haunches (not correct term) & Has a limp when she walks.a petite is ok and she has grown.
    Any ideas?
     
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  2. 0wen

    0wen Songster

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    How long ago did it start? Is it worsening? Any other birds showing similar signs.

    I'd quarantine her yesterday... Possible that Marek's disease has found it's way into your flock...
     
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  3. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chirping

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    I'll subscribe as I had to put my rooster down yesterday from what we believed to be Mareks Disease. Is she seeming to have a loss of balance ? Almost like something is wrong with the brain and not the leg.
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    This is a video of the way he walked and acted.
     
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  4. tishabel

    tishabel Chirping

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    Sorry again...my phone either sent or deleted my response.

    It started fairly recently. She's never been off Farm.
    She walks tall but with a limp but does,sit back.
     
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  5. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chirping

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    He could walk at first as well. Have you checked the legs for any obvious signs ? Bumblefoot?
    To you, is it seeming like more of a physical problem with the leg or a neurological problem with the brain ?
     
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  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    What happened with this chicken?
    This sounds like Marek's too.
    :(
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    agree
     

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