help with my silkie

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by silkies8, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. silkies8

    silkies8 New Egg

    Oct 20, 2009
    i have 8 silkies all acting fine accept one it almost looks dead until you touch it and then it cherps and will stand for a second and then back down they are only a few weeks old ......the others are running around happy
  2. possumqueen

    possumqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2009
    Monroe, North Carolina

    Hey, silkies8,

    You should probably pull the sick one and put it under a warmer lamp than what you're using now. You've probably been lowering the temperature as your birds have gotten older, but sick birds always need to be warmer than the healthy ones, for one thing, and for another, you don't want to chance it being contagious to the still healthy ones.

    Whatever's wrong with it is hard to say, but it sounds like you're doing everything right if all the others are doing fine.

    Look under the "Emergencies/Diseases" section in the Index for ideas about what might be wrong with this one. You've come to the right place for that!

    And good luck!

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