Sick silky

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Omagranny, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. Omagranny

    Omagranny New Egg

    Sep 23, 2015
    I have a silky that will not open her eyes, I have been giving her Oxytetracycline HCI for 6 days at first she would eat good now she is eating less. The vet said she probable has a upper respiratory infection. I've tried yogurt, wet food scrambled eggs, help please.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! It sounds like you are doing all you can for your silkie especially if you have already had her to the vet. Did the vet give you the meds? It can take a few days for them to get into the system and start to work so I would continue what you are doing. Keep her warm nice and quiet so she can get plenty of rest to re cooperate.
    You could also post in the emergencies injuries disease and cure section for further help. Here is the link ~

    Wishing you the very best of luck, I hope she is well again soon :fl
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am so sorry about your baby!! [​IMG] It is hard to watch them go down hill and not eating. I am having some issues in my flock as well this week and I know how difficult it is on you.

    I sure hope she will be ok. Keep us posted!
  4. Omagranny

    Omagranny New Egg

    Sep 23, 2015
    Thanks for the input I also hope she will be ok.
  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us, though I wish it were under better circumstances!


    Have you spoken with your vet recently? Do they know your little gal is going downhill? Did they leave you with any further directions or advice? If it is a respiratory infection, did they give you any medication for her?
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Do you keep your vet updated? If this med isn't working for her, maybe he needs to switch to something else.
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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