Sick Silkie?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Oisin, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. Oisin

    Oisin Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had this silkie hen for over a year now I don't think she has layed a single eggs this year but since middle of July she has been looking like this and I don't know what is wrong thanks for any help

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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How does her abdomen feel? (Hard, soft, squishy, fluid filled)
    What does her poop look like?
    Is she eating, drinking?
    How does her crop feel - is it emptying properly - full at night/empty in the a.m.?

    She may have an internal laying/reproductive disorder like Egg Yolk Peritonitis, Ascites, cancer or tumors.
    Separate her if you can so you can monitor her food/water intake and see what her poop look like.
    If you have any poultry vitamins offer some in her water. Add extra protein like egg, tuna, mackerel or meat to her food.

    Let us know how she is doing.
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    Peritonitis and internal egg laying issues:
    http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/health-and-common-diseases/egg-laying-issues/index.aspx
    http://scoopfromthecoop.nutrenaworld.com/tag/laying-issues/
    http://www.hobbyfarms.com/livestock-and-pets/6-causes-of-chicken-swollen-abdomen.aspx
     
  3. Oisin

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    Thanks for the help but she died there 2 days ago I tried everything but there was no improvement what so ever
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  5. Oisin

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    Thanks but I sort of knew she was going to die anyway but ur help did give me a bit of hope so I thank u
     

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