Silkie Dead

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KKluckers, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I went out to the coop/grow out pen this morning and my little splash silkie hen was dead. She is about 5-6 weeks old. They have a heat lamp and it stays warm in there. I did notice she would shiver and not run around a lot like the others. I though she might just be lazy. All the other chicks she has been with seem healthy. I have looked all over the web for what it could be and wanted you opinion. Could it of been neurological? Vitamin deficiency? Marek's? Marek's they usually grow thin right?
  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    i dont know what could have happend but im sorry she died. :aww
  3. katknapp

    katknapp In the Brooder

    Oct 24, 2007
    East Fishkill, NY
    Sorry for your loss. I don't know what happened...hopefully someone else will be able to help you figure it out. That's gotta be the worst thing...not knowing.
  4. chickenman7

    chickenman7 Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    she may have been a weaker chick
  5. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Quote:That is what I think might have happened. She was so aweet though. [​IMG]
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Sorry for your loss.
  7. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    :aww I soo sorry!!!
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I'm sorry about the baby, Chris. Probably just one of those things, maybe just a weaker chick, especially if you saw no actual symptoms.
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Sorry it happened. Sometimes things happen and you never know why.-karen
  10. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    I'm so sorry for the loss of your silkie. Sending hugs your way!

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