Silkie not eating, but obsessed with water...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by candico, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. candico

    candico New Egg

    Mar 4, 2011
    Noticed her being a little less interested in eating over the past three days, but now she shows no interest in her favorites. She seems lethargic although her wattles are even darker than her sister's- super dark red,purple. When she is lively is when she sees running water, then she runs over and drinks like she hasn't had any water for days when in fact she just spent ten minutes at her water dish drinking.
    Kind of seems a bit wobbly on her feet. Any ideas? Will try some force feeding in the morning with some yogurt/honey.
  2. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    hows your temps been?
  3. Pickaduck

    Pickaduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2011
    It could be the heat.. I know in dogs when they lose their appetites and start drinking water like crazy that can be a symptom of kidney failure.. but not sure if that applies to chickens or not as I've never had this experience. I hope someone more knowledgeable will come along and help!

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