PLEASE HELP! MY FAVORITE SILKIE IS SICK!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gracie4857, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. gracie4857

    gracie4857 New Egg

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    we saw our silky chicken sitting in the middle of the floor of our chicken coop and thought nothing of it.we noticed this for 2 or 3 days and decided to put her in our bathroom.she had a big clump of what we thought was poop or mud stuck to her butt and she wouldnt stand up so we just put her with a towel ,food and water by her.we washed off the unknown thing on her butt and noticed she had about 7 toes on one foot.we washed off her foot and she had 5 toes again(gross right?)she ate really well,pooped good,talked alot and drinked alot of water,but WOULD NOT move.her legs were really far apart.(not like splits far but almost)the people that seen her think she was egg bound,or its time for chicken soup.but shes my favorite bird! we checked in the vent area and it is fine and normal. She never returned to herself after about a month. Then she had another clump on her butt! we washed her off and returned her to the chicken coop. every day we noticed shes moved about 4 yards. shes not well liked. we know that for a fact cause all the "cool chickens" fly over our fence everyday and rome our property for worms and bugs. But if she was picked on the other "nerdy chickens"would be the same way! what do i do about this sick chicken??????
     
  2. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not an expert but I read If you add a tsp or two of organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar to a quart of water it really helps pasty butt, hopefully someone else will help. Hope she gets better.
     
  3. gracie4857

    gracie4857 New Egg

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    We just decided to put her down.. :( but now our only other silkie is depressed shes gone..
     
  4. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    I'm sorry about your bird. I hope your other one is okay. [​IMG]
     
  5. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens

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    Keep an eye on the other one. You can't wait if they start acting strangely. If you get more, keep them confined/ quarantined
    for a month before you let them go out with your existing birds. Once they start exhibiting symptoms like what you described, they
    are already very sick. Chickens conceal ill symptoms as long as they can. Sorry about your loss.
     

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