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Just came home from the vets with Lipton. Found her today very subdued, empty crop and unable to pick food up from the ground. When I picked her up, she seems unable to stretch her neck and keeps it close to her body. She is also quite unstable on her legs, but that could be because she is weak from not eating.

Vet was stumped and really couldn’t find a cause. He gave her a shot of corticosteroids as a sort of last resort to see if it is neurological.

Have now shut her in the cat carrier with some wet cat food and water. She has eaten the cat food and had some water, but I have made an appointment for tomorrow afternoon if she hasn’t improved.

Anyone a clue as what this could be?

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Awww poor Lipton :-(

I've not heard of anything like that but hopefully, fingers crossed, she has pulled a muscle in her neck and the medicine will help her.

At least she has managed to eat something so perhaps that will help her recovery too xx

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She had a little rumage around the garden with the others. Gave her a little bit more cat food and then put her to bed. So she didn’t have to struggle to get into the coop. Will see how she is tomorrow.

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No clear idea without seeing her, but it could be a nerve thing, so some vit B would be good - do you have any NutriDrops?

Fingers crossed that she improves

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Do still have vit B drops from Leentje. 

Vet was wondering about Mareks, as a Leentje died from it, but said the neck thing wasn’t typical at all.

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Although Lipton did improve somewhat, I did make the decision to have her put to sleep. She was able to pick up food again and had eaten, but was still wobbly on her feet. And when I was at the vet, I noticed that one pupil looked different from the other, which it hadn’t done before. So pretty sure this was Mareks again and nothing to be done about it. And rather than waiting for her to really go down hill, this was the best decision.

Sad about my very pretty little white hen, that preferred sleeping outside and had to be put to bed every night.

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Sorry to read about Lipton

Very sad but you did the right thing for her xx

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