It started a few weeks ago with her looking a bit uncoordinated. She was out with the flock doing all things chicken, but the big a-hole teenage 'roo seemed to be picking on her and really getting rough with her - he's twice her size. We thought at first maybe she'd run into a fence or something trying to get away and had perhaps injured a leg or wing or something. After a few days, she wasn't getting better, and he was on her (literally) more times than we liked, so we put her in the little coop to hopefully recover. That will be 3 weeks ago on Thursday.
The first few days she got worse. Then she seemed to get better and I'd let her out to "run around" for a few minutes after the rest of the gang went on their way. But "running around" was literal - she mostly walked and ran in circles, and if she ran too fast, she'd face plant. So, we stopped that and just let her walk in circles in the coop.
Soon she began falling over and had trouble getting up, but would stay up once we righted her.
Now, she really can't even stay upright without being propped up :( In the last day it's degraded to the point if she does move she ends up at the other end of the coop (which is all of about 3' long) away from food and water, which we've set beside her.
She's so thin :(
Until this morning her appetite has been really good, but just getting enough has been a problem. This morning, when she didn't go bonkers over her banana, I knew things were bad enough :(
So that's the story.