Silkie/Bantam

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JeffTLeng, May 31, 2011.

  1. JeffTLeng

    JeffTLeng New Egg

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    Hi,

    Found out about all of you through my sister.

    Anyway, I have at a 1-2 year old silkie, bantam
    that has been raised from a chick by my niece.

    She has been lethargic, and gets tired after 20 mins
    from being let out of the coop. she goes back into
    the coop herself and wants to just stay in the nest
    all day and at night she's not perching.

    Hasn't laid an egg in 2 weeks, doesn't look/feel egg
    bound. eating, drinking, a little bit.

    Should I give her something? I read here about the
    baby aspirin. Perked her up for a little while then
    she went back into the coop.

    Jeff
     
  2. Kbagwell1

    Kbagwell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, [​IMG]!

    Second...it sounds to me like she could be going broody....how old is she??
     
  3. chickengrandma

    chickengrandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She could be broody. Silkies are known for this. Ours is broody for most of her little life. Just sitting and trying to hatch pine shavings. Its rather pitiful and funny. But, that is what she wants to do - and so it makes her happy!

    Does she growl a little when you try to disturb her off her nest?

    When she does get off the nest does she poo the size of a dog?

    If she is broody, she should get off her nest and start to be normal after around 28 - 30 days. Depending on how determined she is.
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2011

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