Silkie Drinking Too Much?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dgeter, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. dgeter

    dgeter Songster

    Dec 8, 2008
    My Coop
    This might sound kinda silly.. but I've noticed that my silkie roo has been drinking a ton of water lately. He'll just sit by the water for hours at a time and keep drinking. I've checked him over and can't find anything else wrong with him.. I first noticed this back in October when he almost died from a maggot attack. I thought it had gotten better but I don't think it has.

    Any ideas??
  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

    May 15, 2009
    Does he still have maggots? Have you checked him all over to make sure he doesn't have any wounds. Any other symptoms? How are his eyes? Is his comb bright red or pinkish. Is he active. How is he eating. Is it possible he could have gotten into mouse poison or other chemical? What do his poops look like? A lot can be diagnosed from poops.

    When you treated him for maggots in October did you treat him with any drugs? I'm wondering if something has caused kidney damage.

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