SiLkIe Complications

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Breakofday316, May 24, 2016.

  1. Breakofday316

    Breakofday316 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have heard silkies are difficult to raise. I have raised 6 now to adult age. I have one that has wry neck, one with a weird looking comb, and three that are showing symptoms of illness, and one suddenly died after falling on its head. The ones that are showing illness are not eating, drinking a lot-to the point of spitting up liquid, nasty poop smell, and quite wobbly. Ive started on vit/min boosters plus med for coccidiosis. The only things I can think of that might have caused the illness are below:

    Can chickens get Rust poisoning?

    Can silkies get too hot?

    Is cocci present in all chicken poo?


    what about E Coli?
     
  2. Breakofday316

    Breakofday316 Out Of The Brooder

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    UPDATE:
    I had three silkies die recently. Shipped them off to get necropsy because everything pointed to Marek's Virus. Thank the Lord that I finally got some results: COCCIDIOSIS- Eimeria Necatirx.Treatable with Amprolioum and preventable for future up bringing. So thankful. :) Wish I would have done this sooner, 11 birds die since November 2015 (7 month period). Effected 26% of my flock. Fingers crossed this will take care of all the issues I have been experiencing.
     

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