1. plm6846

    plm6846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a 2 mo old Leghorn and she wobbles. She eats fine, isn't growing as fast as the others, interacts well with the flock but she is very wobbly. She keeps her balance but is shaken when keeping balance. She is a very sweet girl...what is wrong with her please??
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wobbliness, especially in young birds, may be due to a vitamin deficiency. You could try getting some poly vi sol infant vitamins (without iron) from a supermarket, and give her a few drops a day. If its a vitamin deficiency, you should be able to treat it.

    Do you know if she was vaccinated for Marek's Disease? This disease can affect young birds, though your bird is a little on the young side to be showing symptoms of it. Marek's often begins with limping and wobbliness, and slowly progresses to paralysis of the wings or legs.
     
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  3. plm6846

    plm6846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you we will try this!
     
  4. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I side with the vitamin deficiency. Other signs of Marek's would include greenish grey or pale yellow eye color, lack of molting (sometimes), not eating or drinking and paralysis. It doesn't sound like Marek's to me though she is the age for signs to start showing.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    X2! Even if it is Marek's, which it could be, there is no harm in treating for other things and providing supportive care.

    -Kathy
     

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