Silkie lost alot of weight

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chefmarkh, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. chefmarkh

    chefmarkh Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 12, 2013
    Stourport, Worcs, UK
    Hi guys i have a silkie about 2 years old, she has recently lost alot of weight, can barely feel any breast muscle on her and on just picking her up could feel her breast bones cracking. Her crop is full so i know she is eating and she appears fine feather wise no loss or anything.
    My thought is maybe worms?
  2. Stiggy

    Stiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2014
    New Zealand
    very likely to be worms, and if she has them chances are everyone has them. worming them is a great idea, and if nothing else it will rule out worms. also check her for lice and the coop at night for mites ( the red blood sucking kind) she will need feeding up on high protein and carb food.
  3. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 9, 2009
    You will need Fenbendazole in the UK...your Vet will be able to supply this.

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