My silkie is suddenly getting picked on.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Runamuckranch1, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. Runamuckranch1

    Runamuckranch1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been treating my chickens with Corid and wormer after getting advice from a vet online. My Silkie is still feeling under the weather for the past week, and the last 2 days has been bullied and had the back of her head bleed after being pecked by 2 Rhode Island Reds that she has been raised with. Why would they all of a sudden pick on her? Any ideas what to do about it? I have put up a temporary baarricade in the coop to separate her for a few days till her head heals. Will they always pick on her from here on out, or will it stop after she heals and is feeling better? I really dont have the resources to put up another coop and run for her .
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Others will sometimes sense a sick or weak chicken, and start to pick on it. Hatchery RIR's are not pure and can be a bit aggressive. Silkies can be pretty low in the pecking order, and may do better with similar breeds.
     
  3. Runamuckranch1

    Runamuckranch1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. My friend that is knowlegeable of chickens looked at her yesterday and thinks she has a neurological problem, so youre probably right. I just dont know why after a year it would suddenly happen, I will look further into her affliction.
     
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    Runamuckranch1 Out Of The Brooder

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    What are the symptoms and treatment for Marek's in a 1 year old hen? She seems uncoordinated, slow and just not right. All my chickens were recently wormed and treated for Cocci and with Corid after being treated with sulphamethazine . The rest of the flock is fine now, I lost several.
     

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