Is My Chicken Sick??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ladyomaha, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. ladyomaha

    ladyomaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Silkie Rooster, Who Eats, and Drinks, but then at times falls Down backwards, and cant walk at times. But then he seems ok at times, Just wondering is something wrong and do I need to PUT Him Down???? Help If he is sick I dont want to spread it to others.
     
  2. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does he have wry neck?If so there is a vit you can give him,I think it is E but not sure
     
  3. ladyomaha

    ladyomaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is Wry Neck?
     
  4. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like he got pecked on the head. This is common in silkies as they have a vaulted skull and are very susceptible to brain injuries. The good news is, this should clear up in about 2-3 weeks. I would separate him for now, so he doesn't get trampled on and give him time to heal. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  5. ladyomaha

    ladyomaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is Wry Neck contagious to other Chickens?
     
  6. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:no! Not at all!
     
  7. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know about the head pecking thing as I have silkies.
     

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