Silkie Chicken with the Runs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chilman, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. chilman

    chilman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 6 month old female buff silkie. She seems to be fine, eating well, and I assume drinking her We have noticed that every time she poops it is all runny and even when you go to pick her up, she poops on you? Any ideas? This has been going on for about 2 weeks.
     
  2. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if you are any giving them anything other than juvenile food and Proteins I would cease giving them anything everything else. Fruits, veggies, treats, free range foods so you may control all the other food intake. No more free range foods. Only what you feed them for 3 weeks. That way you can see if it corrects itself first and let your diet start to work. In the water add liquid vitamin supplement, like Vita Sol and also add organic apple cider vinegar about 3 tablespoons per gallon. You could at this stage while sick and it would not hurt at all some regular sugar. That takes care of the diet but not quite all. At 6 months just before they are ready to lay eggs and don't expect much before winter is over start grinding up egg shells and mix it with some of their regular food ground and oyster shell but ground up more than you buy it (I use a old coffee grinder by goodwill $4.50) so you can put it in the chopped up hard boiled egg, ground flax see, scrambled egg, a bit of cottage cheese or even yogurt (1 tablespoon) to help encourage a healthy system to produce eggs in the warmer months. I would also sprinkle in some food grade DE (Diatomaceous Earth) and to take care of mite and lice and flees I would use a 1/3 to 2/3 method of a tub for a sand bath with a minimum of 12 lbs to 4 lbs of DE for them to keep the critters off them for skin health. There you go BAZ's way to be nurturing and bring them back. If it is a few specific birds in the flock you need to separate them from the regular flock so all do not get sick. Best of luck to you a n d .......

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