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8 month old Silky seems unsteady on her feet, any ideas?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Spuffbubble, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Spuffbubble

    Spuffbubble New Egg

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    She seem a little drunk and it came on all of a sudden, she seems fine in herself and is still eating, drinking and foraging for food around the garden.

    any help gratefully recieved
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Silkies are especially prone to neurological injury/wry neck/walking in circles or backwards etc.

    A lot of people give their silkies vitamins for any type of neurological problem and quite often it does seem to help, from what I have read on BYC. So if it were my silkie I'd try some vitamins - some do poly vi sol no iron orally and others do scrambled eggs and poultry vit pack in the water.

    Here:
    http://browneggblueegg.com/Article.html
    on left column you might want to look at "silkie skull" and "crookneck" (she doesn't have crookneck but there are vit dosages there)

    Of course there are diseases and other problems that can cause neurological problems (and infection too). So I don't know what is wrong...trying to tell you what I'd try first if it were my silkie.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/97121/lets-talk-wry-neck-crook-neck
     
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  3. Spuffbubble

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    Thanks for this, but I had to neck her in the end as it seems to have been Marek's disease...... thanks for the reply much appreciated.
     

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