URGENT!! HELP PLEASE! Buff Orpington can not walk!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hlroudeb, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. hlroudeb

    hlroudeb Out Of The Brooder

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    My Buff Orpington is 3 year sold this month. For the past 2-3 months she has been getting slower & slower in her walking. She has good days & bad.
    It's like she has arthritis! She has alot of trouble keeping her balance. It's like her feet hurt so bad she can't walk!

    Today was a bad day! She only made it out 3 steps out of the coop. I thought she would make it across the yard slowly as she normally does, but she didn't.
    I came home from work and she was still laying in the same spot...... in the 95 degree heat..... hotter int he sun!
    I think I got to her just in time.....
    I brought her in to the cooler house (78)... gave her water buy a dropper and she's eating..... but she can not stand.
    She seems healthy... just can not walk!!!

    WHAT IS WRONG???? I feel it's almost too late.....

    PLease tell me what you think!! Ever seen this??

    Thank You, Heather - Indiana
     
  2. coonriver

    coonriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same thing happen with a RI Red hen,found her dead today,she had been having a hard time walking the last week or so.had to pick her up and put her by the food and water everyday.still don't know what it was from?
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Does she have one leg forward and one back or both going the same direction? I cannot for the life of me remember what it's called when they have that disease where one is forward and one back, but it's BAD.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Could she have bumblefoot? That is a staph infection of the pads of the feet caused by various things like walking on sharp rocks, and jumping off high rosts causing trauma to the skin.
     
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  5. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Are you talking about Mareks?
     
  6. hlroudeb

    hlroudeb Out Of The Brooder

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    I checked her feet for bumblefoot.... No sign. Her feet are directly under her. She can push my hands away with her feet/legs... She moves them. Just won't stand for more than 3 sec. And won't walk.... Falls to her side. How do you check for Mareks?
     
  7. PuffnStuff34

    PuffnStuff34 New Egg

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    Is her head tilting at all?
     
  8. hlroudeb

    hlroudeb Out Of The Brooder

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    No head tilt.... Acts just fine but can not walk! I have some photos I'm going to post in a new thread...please look for them!
     
  9. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check for egg binding.
     
  10. hlroudeb

    hlroudeb Out Of The Brooder

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    Her & Her twin stopped laying eggs last November.... (???) after a coop attack.
     

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