What could be wrong with this girl?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by karib574, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. karib574

    karib574 Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2015
    Spokane, WA
    This pullet is listless and seems weak. She won't really walk. I stood her up and she hobbled a couple steps and plopped back down. Not interested in food or water. I put some watermelon in front of her and she wouldn't touch it.

    Whatever it is, I lost a 22-week-old rooster to it also, a few weeks ago. He acted the same way. I noticed it one day, he was dead the next morning. I expect this girl to have passed by morning. I'm not sure how old this girl is, but is not laying age.

    Any thoughts? Some in my area have mentioned Marek's.


    Last edited: Sep 18, 2016
  2. Justagurllll

    Justagurllll Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 25, 2015
    I had a hen act like this one time and she was egg bound .. but if you had one already die from similar symptoms then it is probably something contagious. Does she have any other symptoms?

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