Help !!!! Sick Off balance silkie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by silk kristel, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. silk kristel

    silk kristel Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help my 1 y I hen is very unwell althought happy chatty and alert. She will fall to one Side, walk very stilted and with her bum in the air as if she is going to fall forward. She has been on antibiotics for 7 days and I'm about to start some vitamins for a week.
    Any ideas what could be wrong with her. So grateful for any help
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    has she had any head injuries? Sounds like Silkie syndrome - I've never heard of using antibiotics for it. You could post her symptoms at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread and also on the "Silkie thread " - put in search box and it will pop up. A photo or two showing how she is would help them a lot.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If it is due to a head injury, sometimes steroids used with Vet's prescription will help.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I have heard of this too in Silkies. Antibiotics are not what she needs. Vitamins do wonders for this sort of thing. And trim the hair out of the eyes. Many times they get malnourished because they can't see well enough to eat or drink. So order some good poultry vitamins with plenty of Vit. B, E and selenium in it.

    However definitly post in our emergency section too for more input. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    And you might also as Drumstick Diva suggested. post in the Silkie thread too. Those Silkie owners know lots about this breed...https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread

    Good luck with your baby. I hope you can get her back to good health soon.
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry to hear about your Silkie! X2 on TwoCrow's advice.

    I hope she gets better!
     
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  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry about your silkie![​IMG]
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about your silkie, hope she recovers :hugs
     
  8. silk kristel

    silk kristel Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou all so very much. I have followed your advise and have put this on the emergency ect forum.
    Also in regards to your questions. There has been no mark abrasions ect on her head. She has absolutely no marking lumps bumps anywhere to the eye or by feel.
    Thankyou for such a welcoming and helpful response :)
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!


    I'm sorry about your Silkie. [​IMG]Hopefully, she recovers!
     

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