Sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jean12000, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. jean12000

    jean12000 New Egg

    Dec 6, 2010
    In July I had a 6 month old Silkie hen that started falling over and stepping on her wings she couldn't keep her balance so I took her into the garage for 2 weeks,she seemed to improve so I put her back into the coop then in September she started doing the same thing all over again so I separated her again this time she didn't recover I found her dead one morning.Now I have a 8 month old Java rooster acting the same way there has been no sign of sickness he was fine Friday night and then on Saturday morning he was fine at noon I went to check for eggs and he was on his back I thought he was dead but when I turned him over he was fine he just couldnt stand up so he spent the night in the garage this morning he is still the same Help!
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    What have you been feeding them?
    Any way they could have gotten into bad/ moldy feed?
    What color is his comb? A nice red/pink, or is it very pale?
    How about his poops?
    And Welcome to BYC, We'll try to get this figured out, too bad it's thru an emergency post like this.

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