Silkie thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by americana-chick, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. JoshU

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    I have a silkie about 5 weeks. I just saw it doing something really strange. It was in the water trough I use for a couple chicks til they can be integrated. Anyway it is standing up and twisting its neck around constantly looking up at me but its neck is completely twisted. When i picked it up nothing seems wrong other than this. Even then its neck is all twisted. When I put it back down it twisted its neck until it fell down and did a roll. Can anyone tell me what the heck is wrong with this bird? Almost like a siezure the way it is torquing its neck. Never done this before. Crazy!!
     
  2. JoshU

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    Also, this bird was supposed to be show quality and I got it from ebay. It was born with only a total of 6 toes. 3 and 3. Could this bird just be doomed? Is it a genetic thing? I am just guessing because I have no idea what this is. I have hatched and raised well over a hundred birds but this one is a first. Thanks for any info you guys can give.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

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  4. Sonoran Silkies

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  5. Sonoran Silkies

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  6. Sonoran Silkies

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  7. Sonoran Silkies

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  8. JoshU

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    I understand the whole "show quality" thing. Just kinda ranting. lol. I will try the vitamins. I only have it with a sibling and both chicks are crazy when seperated so I think its a lot less stressful on both to leave them together. We will see.
     
  9. Fancy Feathers

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    What is a white downed chick, what's the significance toward breeding?

    I have one too, here's what it looked like at 3 weeks
    [​IMG]Not a great picture - I was logging/taking notes :) He's fresh out of the shipping box!
    Now he looks just like April's above. (I think they're related/ from the same breeder.[​IMG])

    I ask because I'm not sure what I'm going to do with him - especially if he turns out to be a "he" as I'm suspecting he is!
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

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