My silkie hen recovered from scaly leg mites, but now has another prob


In the Brooder
8 Years
Feb 13, 2011
My one silkie hen, who had a bad case of scaly mites, not long ago is skinny. During the time which she was quarantined from the other hens, she was fed yogurt, eggs, greens, mash and cracked corn. But she still isnt as fat as the other hens. Today I hand fed her yogurt with a turkey baster and than gave her a warm bathe and cleaned her up, because she was such a mess from the jelly on her feet and on her butt. lol
I blow dryed her off and stuck her in my cat carrier with a towel and the rest of the yogurt in case she gets hungry. Could there be anything wrong with her as to why she is so skinny? I mean she does eat alot, but doesnt seem to add on any weight


9 Years
May 20, 2010
San Diego
Could she have worms? Worms can cause weight loss, and prevent weight gain. You may be able to take a stool sample to your vet and have them run a test for you. Good luck!

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