Silkie chicken malnourished or more serious?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by I<3MyChickens-Jewel&Flash, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. I<3MyChickens-Jewel&Flash

    I<3MyChickens-Jewel&Flash Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 29, 2008
    I have a silkie that I got from someone and the conditions of the other chicks were deplorable. After leaving I called humane society on the guy.

    They were kept in cages all day and fed grain feed that ive never heard of.

    Anyways my silkie was smaller than the others when I got it but it was active. I have had it for 4 months now and its only about a pound...give or take.

    The chick was showing repritory problems and crusty nostrils. Bubbles would form in its eye and after an atibiotic and care he got better and ate so much better.

    Well the week or so ago i noticed that the chicks beak was slightly not level. the top just so slightly turned to my right and its bottom was a bit not level. This doesnt cause any problems eating or drinking as he does that fine.

    But i was reading about Vitamine a deficiacy and was wondering if that could be it since they didnt every touch the ground and were caged.

    also myctoplasm crd syptoms are shown.

    so what do you all think?

    also i got him since my hen was broody, a australorp and i live in city limits but fenced in yard so i got one chick and they are inseparable.

    also all the time hes been around same area as hen, the hen has no symptoms of crd. so idk

    this was a bit older but sizze is close to now


    this was taken 2 weeks ago

  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2010
    Western Washington
    I am not an expert but I would guess your little one has some immune issues and a touch of crossbeak. Vitamins added to the water won't hurt, that's for sure. They sell packets at most feed stores. Nothing can truly correct crossbeak but there are ways to shape the beak to help with extreme cases.

    I don't know what else to say though. Sound like you got her from the chicken equivalent of a puppy mill. :(. I know that puts dogs at increased risk for genetic and other problems but I have no experience with it.

    Hopefully someone else with more direct experience will have some advise for you.

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