Sick chicken? Not walking and sitting back on her elbows

Discussion in 'Chickens & Poultry' started by Larkmeadoes, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. Larkmeadoes

    Larkmeadoes Member

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    May 6, 2020
    Colorado
    Just a quick update for anyone who's curious.
    She's doing great now. She can stand and walk out of her box and back. She's still a bit wobbly but much better than before. We're still giving her extra vitamins as well as yogurt, scrambled eggs and oatmeal. She's talking a lot and is very attentive. And, just today, she laid her first egg since she hatched her chicks in July. Hopefully this means she's on the road to recovery.
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California

  3. Kass

    Kass Well-Known Member

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    Apr 26, 2020
    Lisbon Falls ME
    Question cause I'm curious
    Did her legs have any discoloring (red or black) or bumps?
     
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  4. luvmyherd

    luvmyherd Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2011
    NorCal
    I just read this and am happy she is recovering.
    Sadly, in my experience; a sick chicken usually is a dead chicken.
    You did very well by her and deserve a pat on the back.
     
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  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  6. Larkmeadoes

    Larkmeadoes Member

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    May 6, 2020
    Colorado
    Nope, legs look normal to me. I'm assuming it was some kind of vitamin deficiency but who knows
     
  7. Larkmeadoes

    Larkmeadoes Member

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    May 6, 2020
    Colorado
    Thank you! Normally i would try to help a sick chicken a bit but i don't think i would usually put in as much effort as i have into this one. She's a bit of a special girl so i'm very glad she's doing so well.
     
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  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California