what is wrong with my chick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spraguegretchen, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. spraguegretchen

    spraguegretchen Out Of The Brooder

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    so i have a chick (about 12 weeks) who was limping a little about 4 days ago. checked over saw nothing. the next night she was beginning to seem lethargic. so i brought her in. by the next morning she could not stand on her own. she is bright , normal breathing but cannot stand. seems off balance. her feet/toes are not completely paralyzed. her toes are doing some curling. her legs will shake some when i am holding her. she sits back on her hocks then flops over. her crop is not emptying from what i can tell. she is still eating some, not drinking a ton of water. her stool is normal, no parasites. no lesions on feet. she is from Sand Hill Preservation. i am adding some pics. any other thoughts? should i cull her? all of the rest of the flock seem fine at the moment. TIA





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  2. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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  3. spraguegretchen

    spraguegretchen Out Of The Brooder

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    yes she is, thanks!
     
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    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    You're welcome! :D
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like Mareks. Most do not survive Mareks, and those that do are carriers for life. There is no treatment for Mareks.
     

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