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  1. jnlo3000

    New babies!!!!

    So after a tough fall and even tougher winter of losing some hens and young silkies, one of our silkies babies from last year turned out to be a Roo. On top of that today we discovered two peeps under our Plymouth Rock!!!! Apparently our little man has been busy!!!! So exciting as was...
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    Only black silkies sick and dying

    Thanks for the info. It's so odd that it is only the black silkies. I have had no issues with anyone else at all. Very frustrating. The last few that have died did so quickly. Little to no symptoms at all. By the time there eyes start bubbling they are dead within hours. I have been watching the...
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    Sickly black silkies

    Thanks. Didn't mean to duplicate postings. The other said failed to connect (on my phone). Grrr
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    Sickly black silkies

    This year I have had no luck with black silkies. I got a handful from 2 different farms and one batch who I got at about 20weeks old started to die off about 2 months ago. Symptoms were generally the same: swollen eyes, little nasal discharge and raspy sounding. They typically develop quickly...
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    Only black silkies sick and dying

    So as many know, I have not had much luck with my black silkies lately. I have had 5 now die. Symptoms have all been generally the same. Swollen eyes with cottage cheese like substance coming out of their eyes, listless, sometimes sneezing, watery eyes and noses. Generally by the time I notice...
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    WINNERS ANNOUNCED Official BYC Contest: Worst Chicken Molt Pictures, Fall-Winter 2013

    Ok here is one of my crosses molting forever. I have 4 that look like this. Lol. On closer inspection my NHs look pretty bad too and my RIRs are losing their tails.
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    Loving our chickens

    Thank you all. Since June we have expanded to 54 hens and one little rose comb rooster we named Hef!!!! So fascinating and terribly addicting!!! Love them all though
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    WINNERS ANNOUNCED Official BYC Contest: Worst Chicken Molt Pictures, Fall-Winter 2013

    Awe!!! Most of mine are doing alright at the moment as you can see but most are just at or under a year old too. Will have to see more pics as they start to molt. Although I do have 4 leghorn- RIR crosses who have looked awful since August. Will have to find a good picture of them.
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    Silkies with swollen eyes

    Thanks. I am trying. This was the first major procedure I have tried and this site and you all have been instrumental in trying to be successful. It's was really strange trying to get this stuff out but once I did and seeing her improve so quickly is a huge relief. Hopefully by morning I will...
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    Silkies with swollen eyes

    Thank you all so very much. After this last round if cleaning and going back over the signs and symptoms you all have sent here is where we are at. There appears to be no scabs forming anywhere and for the moment their mouths and throats are still clean and clear. They are drinking and eating...
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    Silkies with swollen eyes

    Looking much better today and this is what I pulled out of one of their eyes. [/IMG]
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    Silkies with swollen eyes

    I will check them. The only thing I have really noticed is their feathers around their neck and under wings are tough from what appears to be oozing from their eyes. Primarily where they stick their head when they are sleeping. They are troopers though. Still eating and drinking pretty well and...
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    Silkies with swollen eyes

    I think all I have in my kit is tetracycline but will have to look to be sure. I am not opposed to using antibiotics just wanted to be sure first. I have been my own worst enemy with multiple infections and antibiotics so I tend to be a bit cautious. Thanks again for all the support...
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    Silkies with swollen eyes

    Thank you all for your words of support. They look a little better today. One more so than the other. While cleaning them up this morning, I noticed one sounds raspy so maybe colds/ respiratory distress?? Both now have fair to good drainage from their swelling at the eye. I put some wet hot...
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    Silkies with swollen eyes

    Not sure about scabs. Having a hard time finding their eye at this point. I did gently wash with vetericyl eye wash and then put vetericyl gel on them. I have about 50 hens and these are the only two that have this. The swelling is firm but movable which leads me to believe there is probably an...
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    Silkies with swollen eyes

    I found these two in the run today and they look awful. They are eating and drinking ok and the rest of the flock seems ok. They are young about 6 months old. Any help is appreciated.
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    Bantam Austrolop not well

    I found her this morning barely breathing and Both eyes were closed and runny. Very sad. Unfortunately she did not make it. I. just hope it isn't something that will spread.
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    Bantam Austrolop not well

    Well definitely something is going on. Seems like one minute she is fine and the next she is not. One of her eyes is closed and a little goopy. She does open it occasionally. She also seems a little off balance. But she did go out and mingle and eat so hard to say.
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    Bantam Austrolop not well

    Late yesterday she finally came out and was eating and drinking and walking much better. Will keep an eye on her. Today she looks even better. Maybe she just woke up on the wrong side of the roost?!? Lol
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