Sick silkie?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tunestra, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. tunestra

    tunestra New Egg

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    I have a silkie chick who keeps tucking her head and ends up doing sommersaults. She isn't walking much. Head is always low. What is wrong and how do I help her?
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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  3. tunestra

    tunestra New Egg

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    Ok I bought the vitamins. Trying that asap
     
  4. tunestra

    tunestra New Egg

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    If it's genetic am I screwed? Can you use a neck brace?
     
  5. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    It usually a vitamin deficiency. I wouldn't use a neck brace. Just use the vitamins and make sure she gets enough food and water.
     
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  7. tunestra

    tunestra New Egg

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    She seems a bit better today. Holding her head up somewhat and not doing sommersaults. I have been crushing a selenium pill and mixing with vitamin E and poly vi sol. Do you think that would have enough vitamin B in it? Poor thing. She is still a baby so she's secluded with my other baby silkie in a nice quiet area. I have been feeding her water out of a rabbit water bottle. Tried scrambled eggs this morning but not sure how much she ate. I'll check out those links. Thank you! Thankful for the help in this forum! I'm a newbie to chickens.
     

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