UPDATE: two year old chicken off balance, couldn't lift head 4/20

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by elias002, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. elias002

    elias002 New Egg

    Apr 20, 2009
    Minneapolis, MN
    Thought some of you would be interested to know that I followed the resource link on this sight, and the state paid to have a necropsy done on my chicken. The report was that she had a benign cyst that "became progressively larger until it compressed a
    portion of the brain to cause neurological signs."

    It was a very good reassurance that my other chicken should be fine, and I can get new birds without worrying. I highly recommend checking with your state agency to get a necropsy done if you can.
  2. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Thanks for reporting this to all of us. We often wonder what we could have done to save a chicken, and really, there was nothing that could have been done, short of brain surgery!

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