HELP! Silkie can't stand up!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicks 'n ducks, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Chicks 'n ducks

    Chicks 'n ducks Songster

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    Help! my 9 month old hen, silvie, has seemed withdrawn and lethargic for a while now. I put her in a bin with shavings and my brinsea ecoglow on max height. she was eating and drinking vigorously when I have fed her. I thought she might be egg bound and I soaked her in an epsom salt bath and gave her calcium, but when I felt for a stuck egg, there was nothing. Today, she can't stand up! I tried to put her on her feet, but she just flops to her side. when I listen to her breathing, there is a clicking sound! What should I do? I'm really worried!
     
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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Crossing the Road

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    I'm sorry to hear about Silvie.
    Can you post some photos of her and the poop?
    How long has she been withdrawn?
    She was eating/drinking well up until today correct?
    How does her crop feel?
    When did she last lay an egg?
    What are you feeding her including treats?

    Can you take a poop sample to your vet for testing?
     
  3. Chicks 'n ducks

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    Sadly, just after I posted she died in my arms. :hit
     
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  4. dalasgalas

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    I'm so sorry.
     
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  5. Chicks 'n ducks

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    Thank you- she was one of my favorite hens. I'll miss her.
     
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  6. LemonyCatapult

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    so so sorry :(
     
  7. puffypoo

    puffypoo Free Ranging

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    Can you get a necropsy to see what it was?
     
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  8. Sirens04

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    Very sorry for your loss :(
     
  9. Chicks 'n ducks

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    I don't think I could stomach it to be honest.
     
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  10. puffypoo

    puffypoo Free Ranging

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    You don't need to do it at home. You can send her to a lab for testing.
    @Texas Kiki has a link to the state labs I think
     
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