Wobbly, slow, and chest bone more defined than normal? Please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sandbellie, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Hi. I noticed one of my hens was unstable on her feet this morning. When she ate she had her tail pointing down, and had a hunched over back while pecking.

    Her chest bone (breast bone?) seems more defined than normal and seems to be protruding.

    Shes acting sort of slow, and was laying down earlier.

    She is alert, eats and drinks.

    I'm not really sure what is wrong, but does any one have an idea?


  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    I'm thinking she needs a good worming.
  3. Chicklinz

    Chicklinz In the Brooder

    Oct 4, 2011
    If she is free of mites, lice, fleas, and worms, than it could be a bacteria infection in her intestines. That's what I am dealing with right now with my rooster. He is acting the exact same way. He has been like this for about a month now. I spent several weeks worming him and dusting him thinking it was parasites. Hopefully now that he is on antibiotics he will improve. [​IMG]

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