silkie lost lots of weight... eating drinking normally..need guidance

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pickles Mom, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Pickles Mom

    Pickles Mom New Egg

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    Hi we need some guidance,

    Our 1 yrd old silkie who has gone through some recent trauma is losing a lot of weight and we are worried.

    We bought 2 bantam silkie pullets in Feb.2011 they have brought so much joy to our home.The older one immediately became broody and as much as we tried to coax her out of it she would not break. So we borrowed a clutch of fertilized (americauna) eggs for her to sit on and welcomed the birth of the 5 little hachlings. We kept one of the chicks for her to boss around and gave the rest back.( this was 7 months ago) Sadly our Momma was killed 3 weeks ago in our yard by a hawk. Both her silkie sister and her americauna baby saw the whole thing and they were understandably disturbed for a few days afterward.

    Initially they were fighting a lot, we contributed it to the fact that their Mom was gone and also that we now had them in an enclosed outdoor run area ( 4 x 5) rather than having the whole yard as before.They have been getting along much better in the past week. The Americauna my actually be the leader of the group as our second silkie has always played a supporting role to the one that died.

    My concern is that the silke has lost a lot of weight. She is eating and drinking as usual, but she is just fluff and bones. I can't lose another one of my girls.

    Help!
     
  2. Angelpoo

    Angelpoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could just be from stress.... I have a problem that when I get stressed out my body becomes sick and won't absorb nutrients from the food... Caysing wieght loss. How is her poo. I'm so sorry to hear this. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. Please reply to tell everyone how your silky is doing in awhile. Try fattening foods like oatmeal
     
  3. Pickles Mom

    Pickles Mom New Egg

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    Thanks.
    Poo is normal. Not watery or discolored and she is pooing normally ( as far as we can see)
    Problem is that she was a tiny chicken to begin with, and she probably weighs only a pound now. Again, no change in eating drinking or behavior.( except for the stress)
     
  4. Angelpoo

    Angelpoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stress can do a lot trust me... I would try electrolytes
     

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