1. firedog2023

    firedog2023 Hatching

    Nov 3, 2012
    my silkie isn't acting right he's droopy headed and doesn't move around but he also loses hes balance a bunch whats wrong with him

    we gave him some talin and some peniclin but he still kind of droopy head and doesn't walk around a bunch but doesn't lose his balance as much but sort of king of does

    SO PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!

    I love thiis bird so much THANKS[​IMG]
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Sounds like it could be wry neck- I'd give vitamins to him (the feed store sells vitamin packs for chickens).

    if you click on the left column, on the "crookneck" article, you can see

    Some give vitamin E and selenium to their silkies with neurological problems with great results (you can search byc for the dosage as I have not done this).

    He could have been pecked on the head, or have infection, to cause some brain swelling as silkies have a soft spot in the head like a baby. (You can see "silkie skull" article at link I gave you above to see pics of silkie skull.

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