Help my Silkie chicken is weak and extremely skinny

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by caramelcream, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. caramelcream

    caramelcream Out Of The Brooder

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    My best freinds silkie is very weak and skinny. None of her others seem to be illl. Her hen is about 2 years old. None of her chickens have ever been sick before.
    She got sick saturday.
    Breed: Silkie

    Age: 2 years

    Food: layer pellets

    If anyone has any advise on her please let me know soon
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2015
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :) Try posting in the "Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures" section.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    There could be many factors causing your friends to be skinny. Here are a few to consider ~
    Has she been wormed?
    What does her poop look like? Signs of blood could point towards coccidiosis.
    Is she in a mixed flock? Silkies are often bullied out of food by other breeds.
    What is her crop like?
    When did she last lay?

    Please do drop by the emergencies section too ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Good luck, I hope she is well again soon :fl
     
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  4. caramelcream

    caramelcream Out Of The Brooder

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    No she has not been wormed, from what I know her poop is normal and her hole flock is made up or silkies.
     
  5. caramelcream

    caramelcream Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you know how I can post in the emergencys/cures/ diseases And injuries.
     
  6. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You post on the E/R thread just the way you posted on this one
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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