IN NEED OF SOME HELP URGENTLY

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenrun001, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. chickenrun001

    chickenrun001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, new to all of this, forums, and keeping silkies

    We have a young female silkie and for the past 2 days she has not been herself, ie she hasnt been eating or drinking very much, has hardly had any poo's either
    We first notice there was a problem when we went to put the other silkies back in the coop for the night
    In which she was in the corner on her own, very limp.
    We lifted her and put her into the coop with the other silkies, when she started to sneeze, she lifted her neck up to the sky as if to try and clear, and then he head flops down and she does nothing
    She is very weezy and her head gently rises and falls, she has one eye compeletly closed (left eye) but her right is wide open
    Her face seems very dry as well as her beek we have tried feeding her, oaks and her normal food as well as trying to give her water which she excepted put only a tiny bit not enough to keep her going

    Really need some HELP and ADVICE in what to do AS SOON AS YOU CAN
    Because we really dont want her to pass

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ANY IDEA'S AS SOON AS YOU CAN!!!!!!
     
  2. longlegz86

    longlegz86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you need to give some Antibiotics and try feeding some scrambled eggs. May perk it up a bit.
     
  3. longlegz86

    longlegz86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any nose/eye drainage?
     
  4. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd put her in a crate with food, water and bedding until you diagnose what is wrong with her. How is her breathing? I'd her crop feel full and soft or empty? She might have a respiratory infection.. If so she will need antibiotics (that you usually can get off the shelf at your local livestock feed store).
     
  5. chickenrun001

    chickenrun001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Also her breathing is at times laboured, like she is gasping for air. as well as COUGHING,SNEEZING,WEEZING,
    It also sounds as it she has a BLOCKED NOSE (Snotty Nose)


    Also it seems as it the other silkies which are much bigger than our little one (which is the poorly silkie) have been picking on her as well

    We have isolated her and bought her inside in the warmth



    Thought i would and this as i forgot to in the last post

    PLEASE HELP US!!!!
     
  6. longlegz86

    longlegz86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. chickenrun001

    chickenrun001 Out Of The Brooder

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    We just checked her coop and its empty

    Also if she isnt taking much food or water whats the best way in giving her the antibiotics?

    Would you know the name of the antibiotics she may need?

    Feel silly as we are really new to this and not sure what to do we feel helpless
     
  8. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she appear to be acting to have something stuck in her throat? Could be a sign of gape worms.
     
  9. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just phone your feed store and ask if they sell poultry antibiotics and if not where.
     
  10. longlegz86

    longlegz86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would ask your local Feed Store what they have.... An injection is probably your best bet if she isnt eating/drinking much.
     

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