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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gummybear61, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. gummybear61

    gummybear61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we just aquired a silkie.i read on them and feel very confident about keeping her or him. my thing is as we did not aquire her at 2 or 3 weekes or , she is said to be anout 2 months. are there signs i should look for in health. as she is different from my other roo and girls and we got her lot older, i noticed a couple of things different. for starters she has a distinctive smell. like urine. my roo and other girls smell like hay and very delicious, so we were set off by her tingy smell. also i noticed blockage in her nostril area. that also smelled foul. her eyes are clear and she seems active enough and weery of her environment. jer fur also look as if it had somethjng on it. she has a vet appointment coming up. she is eating very well also.

    advice til then.
    we did take her a warm bath to get rid of some of the smell which helped clean out her nostrils amd made her extra fluffy. but she still kinds smelly.
    we are going to wait to intergrate her with our other feathered family. but we did show her to the rest of our family.

    also as i live in chicago when is a good time to let her out with the rest of our flock.....
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are your other chickens? How many? How is your yard set up? Can you let her free range in the back yard as the other chickens are there? Integrate as soon as you can a little at a time. If there are severe pecking issues, then remove accordingly. There will always be minor pecking of new comers. Try to have hiding areas available so she can escape to.
    You gave her a bath and that is fine. Try offering her a way to take a dust bath. Get a quantity of potting soil, not the type with added fertilizer, and to it you may want to add some DE (diatomatious earth) Contents needs to be powdery dry, and ideally in a tub of some sort.
    WISHING YOU BEST.... [​IMG]
     
  3. gummybear61

    gummybear61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. gummybear61

    gummybear61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    our roo and girls are about 6/7 months old now theybare as health as can be with visits to vet when i feel something is not right. one of my girls seemed guarderd when i showed her to them but my comcern is why im goingt to wait is the drainage from her nose it smells and turns yellow after a while. we are making her comfortable til them in hopes we can solve this issue as soon as we can . we do not want anyone else getting ill.... your thoughts
     
  5. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    You are doing it correctly.
     

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