Hunched over silkie?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shannoncat, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. shannoncat

    shannoncat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I noticed yesterday that my silkie was walking around hunched over, and I never thought anything of it, but when I went up today I noticed that she was still doing it. I was reading about how she (we're pretty sure she's a she) could be egg bound or something, but she's never laid an egg before, considering she's only around four months old. Should I be concerned? And what should I do?
     
  2. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Well with egg bound chickens I've heard to hold their bum under warm water for I THINK 30 min or so. It should help her pass the egg. If not then she's i don't believe egg bound.
     
  3. shannoncat

    shannoncat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We checked and she's not egg bound, so I don't know what could be wrong with her. :\
     
  4. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you maybe looked up diseases? Did she maybe hurt her back some how?
     
  5. shannoncat

    shannoncat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think she hurt her back, because we were handling her, and she didn't seem to be in pain or anything. She's not moving around a whole lot. She'll still walk, but she doesn't seem to have as much energy.
     
  6. shannoncat

    shannoncat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked up some chicken diseases, but she didn't fit the description of any of them.
     
  7. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    does she have loose bloody stool? Maybe cocci?
     
  8. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok leme ask this, can you take a video of her and post it?
     
  9. shannoncat

    shannoncat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She does have some of the symptoms of cocci, but I haven't seen any bloody stools, and she's still eating. I didn't really notice if her eyes were closed, since she's so fluffy.
     
  10. shannoncat

    shannoncat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a picture of her. I'm uploading the video now.
     

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