Wobbly legs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by annampet, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. annampet

    annampet Chirping

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    I have a 13 or 14 week old pullet that has wobbly legs. I haven't been able to get a good video of her but can try again after the rain today.
    She's wobbled since about 4 or 5 weeks old (I think), tends to "sit" a lot and will stumble a little when she walks/runs. She's otherwise normal, eats, roosts, can run and forages with the rest when they get a little free range time. She will forage and if she finds a spot she likes will scratch a little and then sit and peck.
    None of the other 6 pullets that we have show similar signs.

    Question is, could this be Merek's? Or more likely something neurological?
    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. annampet

    annampet Chirping

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    I can’t upload a video. I get a message that the file is to large, so here’s a picture of her sitting.
     
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    Finally got it!
     

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  4. roonar

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    Have a Buff Orpington roo with the exact same symptoms, started about a week ago. Otherwise eating and drinking normally. Put it on Sav-A-Chic which helped temporarily, but he's back to sitting on his hocks again. Per PoultryDVM not all cases are Merk's... will be watching the thread as well.
     
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  5. Texas Kiki

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    What do you feed your flock?

    I believe this an be a sign of a vitamin deficiency.
    Let me look up which vitamin...be right back.
     
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  7. roonar

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    In my case DuMOR 16% Poultry Layer Crumbles, 50 lb.
     
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  8. Texas Kiki

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    Try daily vitamins...see if it helps.
     
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