Aggy.. such a fighter and now what??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by laurapeers, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. laurapeers

    laurapeers In the Brooder

    Aug 13, 2011
    Hi. Agnes is a 3 year old silkie; about 2 months ago she had an egg stuck, I did the deed and got it out; she then went down hill and I think she had egg peritonitis, she had 2 courses of antibiotics biotics and amazingly seemed to make a full recovery.. except she never laid any more eggs.

    This past week, she gone down hill, she looks fed up and is wobbly on her feet and falls over.. she is eating and drinking fine.

    I can't feel any more eggs stuck, can't see any mites, haven't wormed them for a while so I'm doing that.

    Anyone have any thoughts? Aggy is my little fave and she such a fighter, I'd be heartbroken to lose her now.


  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    There are few diseases that can cause neurological problems. Things like Mareks, botulism, and encephalitis which is spread by mosquitos. Silkies can be prone to troubles especially if they have a domed skull or if they get pecked on the head. She sounds like she's been through a lot. If you wish to try I would find a vet, otherwise if she was my bird I would cull her. Most birds don't recover once they are falling over unfortunately.
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Most birds don't make a full recovery from peritonitis either; suppressing the infection for a while isn't the same as a cure. Poor little bird! I agree with old hen. Mary
  4. laurapeers

    laurapeers In the Brooder

    Aug 13, 2011
    Oh no. Thanks for your thoughts:-(

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