Silkie Care

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by amberlynne99, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. amberlynne99

    amberlynne99 In the Brooder

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    hello. I'm new to chicken owning. I have 2 silkies. One ended up with an upper respiratory infection. Was wondering if there was anything I could do to prevent this from happening? They are wormed and have a dust bath that's supposed to keep parasites out. ty
     
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  2. townchicks

    townchicks Free Ranging

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    Respiratory infections can be from many different causes. Prevention mainly consists of proper ventilation in the coop, not bringing in new birds without a good quarantine period, keeping wild birds out of their area, and good nutrition and husbandry. Some things can be airborne, and impossible to control.
     
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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Chickens carry disease and if you just got the birds the stress from being relocated brought out the symptoms of the respiratory issue.
     
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  4. amberlynne99

    amberlynne99 In the Brooder

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    I had her about 6-7 months. I went out there and she just looked so pitiful. I know chickens are prone to disease and bugs and wasn’t sure if I was doing enough for them to protect them from everything.
     
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  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Did the temperature change quickly? Knowing your location will help. I'm in Alberta, Canada so I run heat for my Silkies because they get cold.
     
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  6. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw It’s your world, I’m just living in it

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    My silkies have been pure fun! Docile little birds. I care for them the same as I would any other breed. Same food, water, etc. As for the respiratory infection, the above posters have made good points on that. :)
     
  7. amberlynne99

    amberlynne99 In the Brooder

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    No it didn’t change. I’m in Virginia. It went from summer to fall? But wasn’t a huge change.
     
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