sick black silkie

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by oldhen514, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. oldhen514

    oldhen514 New Egg

    Jul 12, 2010
    I have a beautiful silkie that is about 3 months old. She was fine yesterday and this morning she is very ill. She keeps extending her neck and gasping like she has something caught in her throat. She has nothing in her crop. I have used a medicine dropper and administered some power aid but she is still gasping and rather noisily at times. I really want to save the poor little thing. Any ideas?
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Have you checked her for gape worms? Swirl a q-tip down her throat (like you'd get a throat culture at your doctor) and check it for y-shaped red threads. If they are present she will need to be treated for gape worms.

    That's all I can think of. I hope she's OK.
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I don't have any advice to give, but I am wondering how your girl is doing. Could you please post an update?

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