Silkie Acting Strange

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by silkie1472, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have recently created a thread, but has not received but one response (probably because I type too much). Anyway, one of my 9.5 month old silkie hens, for approximately 3-4 months, has acted a little different than the others. She constantly acts like she is drinking because of clear mucous that is in her mouth. It does not come out or her nose or mouth, and she acts normal. However, when I pick her up, her mouth will open every 2-3 seconds while she struggles to get down as if she is having trouble breathing. It is not as bad as it used to be, but I was wondering if anyone else has this problem or could help me. She still lays, but not as much as the other hen. The other hen lays every day to every other day, but this hen will lay every other day for around a week or so, but will then take a break for about a week or two. Here is a picture of her along with chicks that have hatched from her eggs:
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  2. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When was this picture taken
     
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    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This picture was taken seven days ago.
     
  4. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh well than she is probably just being a mom usually they don't even lay eggs
     
  5. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG]. She is not their mom. I just put her with them for a couple minutes to show that her eggs could hatch. Sorry for the confusion. She has no interest in hatching eggs or taking care of chicks. I just thought it would make a good picture.
     
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    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol
     

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