Silkie Not Moving Face Down Australia

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ObamaPharell, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. ObamaPharell

    ObamaPharell New Egg

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    One of my silikies have gotten slow Over days but now she won't move at all and is face down what should I do (she's still breathing and her leg twitches a little)
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Bit late in the day to spend time trying to guess, sorry, if you can I'd take her to a vet and see what they reckon. By the time we've completed the necessary back-and-forth of eliminatory questions, she could well be beyond help or even dead.

    Normally, when asking for help with a sick chook, people ask about what her poops are like, if her crop feels blocked up, stuff like that, but she's already in a dire state. A vet, if you can afford one, is your best bet now.

    Sorry. Wish you all the best with her. Also, hello and [​IMG]
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Welcome to BYC. Is your silkie still alive? How old is it? I would suspect coccidiosis or dehydration, if there wasn't an injury. If you have chick vitamins with electrolytes, I would dip it's beak in the water letting it swallow, and keep doing this as often as possible, while getting the chickens warm under a heat lamp. Is there any diarrhea, or has this chicken been eating and drinking normally?
     
  4. ObamaPharell

    ObamaPharell New Egg

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    She's 4 Months I need to check today I'm bringing her inside and getting baby vitamins, Gatorade which I seen on another thread
     
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  6. ObamaPharell

    ObamaPharell New Egg

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    I've Looked She Passed Away Last Night
     
  7. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry for your loss. She did indeed sound like she was too far gone for anything less than a vet. Always good to try whatever you can, but hard call to make.

    Best wishes.
     

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