sick silkie

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sadieoisin, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. sadieoisin

    sadieoisin New Egg

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    I have a three year old white silkie she has not been acting good . not active staying in nesting box away from other chickens.loves her morning bread treat not eating it and I noticed this morning when I went to check her she looks like she is trying to poop and I noticed her bottom has a little green.dont thing she is egg bound as I have had to deal with that before I even tried giving her meal worms which she picked at alittle but not much.any help please thanks .well this evening shes worse not moving had to pick her up to put in coop:(
     
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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can you post pictures?
    When you say "her bottom has a little green" does that mean poo or is the skin green?
    Where is she wanting to stay - the coop, a nesting box, etc.
    Any symptoms such as sneezing, wheezing, difficulty walking, watery eyes, etc.?
    Since she is a Silkie is it possible she is broody?
    What type of foods do you feed?
     
  3. sadieoisin

    sadieoisin New Egg

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    shes not sneezing or any signs of anything like that .the green is like runny diaria tonight she was roosting on the floor of the coop my husband said he see she went outside in the run today but I have only seen her sit tail done and she just seems droopy I did get a egg yesterday not today
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

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    Can you take her to a vet?

    What foods do you feed?
    Have you introduced any new chickens lately?
    Green diarrhea can be a sign of nutrition deficiency, sometimes broody, worms, etc.
    Have you wormed her?
    Has she lost weight?
    Can you separate her (bring her in) so she can be observed to make sure that she is eating her normal poultry food, try wetting it if she won't eat it dry. If she won't eat that, try some tuna, scrambled/hard boiled egg and she if she will take that. You could also give her vitamins/electrolytes in the water. Hydration is very important. Those may help.
     
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