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newbienewbie Junior Member
edited December 2007 in "Off Your Chest"
I have some three month old pullets that have started being very unstable. One started out with a broken wing ( no idea how). We bandaged her up and she was a little unstable at first. She got her bearings though. We confined her, and checked on her every waking hour for 4 days. Fine until the On the 5th day she was unable to stand. That day we found another pullet, same age, dead for no explainable reason. Now 2 days later, we have another one, very unstable. She looks as though she does the splits when she walks. Help!!!!! Sould I remove the other three same age, from the flock (1 rooster and 5 hens) ? Plus, I have 4 more that are a month younger, that I'm getting ready to introduce. As my name implies I'm a newbie. I inherited the flock from the people we bought the house from. Please help me.

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  • CountryGirl123321CountryGirl123321 Junior Member
    edited September 2007
    i don't really know but it might be a good idea to separate the sick ones from the healthy, just incase it is a contagious deseas
  • edited November 2007
    newbie wrote:
    I have some three month old pullets that have started being very unstable. One started out with a broken wing ( no idea how). We bandaged her up and she was a little unstable at first. She got her bearings though. We confined her, and checked on her every waking hour for 4 days. Fine until the On the 5th day she was unable to stand. That day we found another pullet, same age, dead for no explainable reason. Now 2 days later, we have another one, very unstable. She looks as though she does the splits when she walks. Help!!!!! Sould I remove the other three same age, from the flock (1 rooster and 5 hens) ? Plus, I have 4 more that are a month younger, that I'm getting ready to introduce. As my name implies I'm a newbie. I inherited the flock from the people we bought the house from. Please help me.
    I am so sorry to hear that, how dreadful for you. :( Please could you say how they are now. Did they make it, and did you find out what was wrong? Best wishes to you.
  • sammisammi Senior Member
    edited December 2007
    wondering how your chicks are?
    they probably needed a change in their diet, or vitamins.
    we would need more information to help you.
    for help with sick chickens, post in the Health and Welfare forum for quicker help.
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