Silkie pullet very sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 2wheelsdaily, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. 2wheelsdaily

    2wheelsdaily Out Of The Brooder

    May 9, 2009
    South Georgia
    Picked up a couple Silkie pullets at a show a couple weeks ago, kept them separated for a week and they looked fine so I put them in with my other Silkies.
    This afternoon I went out to wash out the waterers and the youngest pullet was flopping around on her side apparently unable to get on her feet. I took her out and put her in a tractor pen I have alone. She doesn't even seem well enough to hold up her head.
    Anybody had a chicken with such symptoms? She otherwise looks healthy. It rained here all day yesterday so I didn't see see her condition yesterday but as far as I know she was fine Friday.
    Worried now the other Silkies might come down with whatever she has. I don't know that she will live thru the night.

    Appreciate any info from those who has seen this.

  2. coberdor

    coberdor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2008
    Norton, Ohio
    Sounds like Mareks.

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