New to having a chicken and need advice.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Silkie mama1, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Silkie mama1

    Silkie mama1 Just Hatched

    Apr 5, 2017
    Hi, I live in Reseda, CA and have a indoor/outdoor silkie chicken. Her name is Pepper and she is such a trooper. She is 7months old, but she had wry neck a little over a month ago now. She still doesn't hold up her neck like she did day one but I still give her vitamins that the vet gave me doses for, and she "hunts" for her warms which have helped her. The only thing that still worries me is she is still walking back a lot and does front flips way more than I would like. She gets out of the front flips fast but the vet said she might be molting and thats why she keeps messing with her chest a lot, but I don't know how to help her anymore. And the vet didn't know what to do with a chicken. If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated!!
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You can also post on the "silkie thread," they may have suggestions for you. Almost every time someone mentions those symptoms - the bird is a SILKIE. They can have a few bouts of this until they finally recover for good (?). Wry neck doesn't kill them, it's owners that decide to cull them.
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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Silkie mama1 [​IMG] Welcome!

    This is a link to the Silkie Thread Diva mentioned:

    Good luck!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Best of luck to you & Pepper!
  7. Silkie mama1

    Silkie mama1 Just Hatched

    Apr 5, 2017
    Thank you all for the great advice I'm gonna head over to the silkie link that y'all gave me!! I am already so excited to be apart of the [​IMG] club!
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC!
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    [​IMG][​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!! Glad you joined the flock! [​IMG][​IMG]

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