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We have Jumbo Cornish. We've lost 4 this time and now we have one that's doing strange things, like not growing and hanging it's head upside down and has weak legs. Is this contagious. He'll eat a little but he doesn't move well, I hate putting down animals.

-- Cindy (SE In) (, April 13, 2001


I don't know what is wrong with him, but I'd separate him from the others as soon as possible. He is quite likely contagious, as nearly everything a chicken can get seems to be contagious. It could be botulism is he has access to maggots or decaying things, or it could be coccidiosis. Good luck.

-- Green (, April 13, 2001.

Couple questions for you....

Is there any diarrhea?? If so, what color? Is it drinking a lot of water? Have difficulty breathing? I know his legs are weak, but is he 'uncoordinated' in any other way? If he is old enough to have a comb and wattles, what color are they?

Most chicken problems are contagious. Separate them as quick as you can.

I need to know more before I can help with a possible cause...

-- Sue Diederich (, April 13, 2001.

Poor Chickie.

-- Scooby (, October 05, 2002.

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