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Hi Everyone

 

I have learned a lot of info from this wonderful site over the past few months leading up to me purchasing my lovely Trio of Silkies. Thanx for all the valued information everyone!!!

 

I finally got my trio 3 weeks ago from a reputable breeder. Sweetie Pie, Honey Bun & Punky Popcorn are Miniature Bearded Silkies, they are cute little balls of flufff, they are adorable and make my heart melt! 

 

I am feeling rather sad today as there seems to be something wrong with Honey Bun she keeps falling over. Monday she was a bit wobbly, yesterday she  would wobble over and try and balance with her wing, today she will run on the grass then topple over and find it difficult to  get up. I have read that these symptoms could indicate Mareks Disease but am praying that is not that. She is eating, drinking and poop is fine.

 

I don't want to rush to the vet as they may just assume that it is Mareks and put her down. I was wondering if anyone could suggest any other possibilities other than Mareks.

 

The cockerel has been a bit active over the weekend, chasing the girls around and trying to stride them, maybe he has been a bit forceful and hurt her.

 

PLEASE can anyone offer me any help or advice?

I could post a video if that will help

 

Many thanx

Lynn

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Hi Everyone

 

I have learned a lot of info from this wonderful site over the past few months leading up to me purchasing my lovely Trio of Silkies. Thanx for all the valued information everyone!!!

 

I finally got my trio 3 weeks ago from a reputable breeder. Sweetie Pie, Honey Bun & Punky Popcorn are Miniature Bearded Silkies, they are cute little balls of flufff, they are adorable and make my heart melt! 

 

I am feeling rather sad today as there seems to be something wrong with Honey Bun she keeps falling over. Monday she was a bit wobbly, yesterday she  would wobble over and try and balance with her wing, today she will run on the grass then topple over and find it difficult to  get up. I have read that these symptoms could indicate Mareks Disease but am praying that is not that. She is eating, drinking and poop is fine.

 

I don't want to rush to the vet as they may just assume that it is Mareks and put her down. I was wondering if anyone could suggest any other possibilities other than Mareks.

 

The cockerel has been a bit active over the weekend, chasing the girls around and trying to stride them, maybe he has been a bit forceful and hurt her.

 

PLEASE can anyone offer me any help or advice?

I could post a video if that will help

 

Many thanx

Lynn

Hi welcome to BYC! Sorry to hear about your hen. I'm afraid I can't help but here is a VERY helpful site that can hopefully help you. You can also post about your hen is the chickens disease section. 

 

Here is the site

http://www.poultrydvm.com

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Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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Thanx for your reply I will try the site you recommended.

Thanx

Lynn

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Thanx for your reply I will try the site you recommended.

Thanx

Lynn


Your welcome Lynn!

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Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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Welcome to BYC, Lynn! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.:)

 

I love your trio of silkies! And their names are just as adorable. I'm sorry to hear about Honey Bun. I would definitely post here for further advice and info. 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

 

Is there anyway she could have hurt her head or fallen? 


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F.R.E.E.D.O.M--In order to truly appreciate true freedom, you must:
First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
-Psalm 37:4-7
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Silkies are very prone to head injuries especially if they have vaulted skulls- a peck or bump to the head can cause it.  I would advise  you check out the Marek's threads and see if her symptoms sound like that.   Is it possible   she had a stroke?

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Thanx for your reply. Don't think that she has hurt her head. She is ok in every way apart from not being able to walk and wobbling over. She started with a being a bit unbalanced and it has gradually got worse. She is bright in herself but can't move around. She can grip my finger and press down on both legs but she can't hold her weight. Holding in there.

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Thanx for your reply. The vet seems to think it is physical rather than viral, maybe a vitamin deficiency, an injury or just a weak chicken and the stress of a new home my be the culprit. Just guessing really. He didn't know much about Mareks , It did cross my mind!!!!! Think that she may have developed some further symptom by now. Hanging in there Thanx

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