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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MsSilkie0905, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. MsSilkie0905

    MsSilkie0905 New Egg

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    Hello! I am new to this site! Just starting to understand it :p anyway, I just started owning chickens and decided I would like to have silkies![​IMG]
    They are about 3 weeks old :) love them so much! But, what are some common diseases they get?
     
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Chickens can get a lot of diseases/disorders, but fortunately, 99% of the time, they are healthy. Some of the most common health problems are: Infectious Bronchitis, Coccidiosis, Marek's disease, worms, external parasites (mites/lice), frostbite (but generally only in big combed/wattled breeds), bumblefoot, egg bound, and impacted/sour crop.

    Good luck with your chickens! [​IMG] Glad you joined BYC!
     
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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
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  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - good luck with your silkies.
     
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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Have fun with those Silkies!
     
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] there are several dedicated silkie threads on BYC, my favorite is The Silkie Thread - if you put that in the search box it should pop up and some of the others as well.
     
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