Silkie pullet very sick

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

  1. 2wheelsdaily

    2wheelsdaily Out Of The Brooder

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    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.

    Bobby
     
  2. coberdor

    coberdor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like Mareks.
     

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