HELP SICK CHICKEN

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fabfarm, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. fabfarm

    fabfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    hi I am wondering if it's normal for a 7 month old silkie bantam to be standing around in one spot most of the day. I noticed this yesterday when it was colder and I am really concerned. she is laying eggs normally and I am just bewildered by her behavior. she is loved by both roosters and they sit on her often. we had a hen die over the summer with some of the same symptoms. does anyone have any ideas what this could be? is it because of the weather or something else?
     
  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say no,my silkie hens walk around and are very active(mine are 6 months),i would bring her inside,watch for any unusual symptoms. It is possible she is cold or going broody(one of my girls is currently broody).
     
  3. BettyBlueSilkie

    BettyBlueSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can make a chicken coat or buy a chicken coat[​IMG]
     
  4. fabfarm

    fabfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    does anyone know of any illnesses that can do this
     
  5. fabfarm

    fabfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    does any body no if this is mereks? what are some symptoms of mereks?
     
  6. tatertot

    tatertot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that's when their eyes go white
     
  7. BettyBlueSilkie

    BettyBlueSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen that had those symptoms at age 1 year she did not make it[​IMG] but they are babies so it might be different
     
  8. BettyBlueSilkie

    BettyBlueSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    take great care of them make there life better than great
     
  9. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see no symptoms of Marek's,if you are concerned there is lots of information on thread about Marek's disease.
     
  10. fabfarm

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    I saw her limping when I was just out side to check on her we have a larger rooster an he jumps on her what can I do:(
     

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