Silkie thread!

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

  1. GoldBarRanch

    GoldBarRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2012
    oh I just love chicken tv dont you guys, cant wait to see your babies [​IMG]
  2. GoldBarRanch

    GoldBarRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2012
    As Henney Penney said make sure its without iron. Sorry I totally forgot that ugh [​IMG].
  3. JoshU

    JoshU Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Ada, Ohio
    I got some without iron. Have him 2 drops. Put a few drops in the water too as it didnt all vo in the beek. Ill do it again before bed. Do you all know how long it will take?
  4. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    Northern Maine
    I don`t know how long it will take as I have never had this problem,I did a little search on here about the vit. E and all they did was prick the capsul with a pin and put a couple drops on it beak.I think I would try that along with the poly it might hurry it along a little bit.They also said they put the vit e in scrambled eggs and feed it to them.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2012
  5. Adoravachick

    Adoravachick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2012
    Near Cobleskill, NY
    Ooohh, so she may be thinking about
  6. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    I have a Splash Silkie Catdance Roo ("Snowman"), hatched 1/26/11, who is available. I'd love for him to go to someone who could use and love him. He's a real sweetheart, as are all Catdance's Silkies. He is happy and healthy; we're clearing out our current stock to make room for some new breeds.

    Anyone know someone who could give him a good home? We're in Kitsap County, WA.


  7. Swissmiss989

    Swissmiss989 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Okay guys im sure you have covered this topic...But i couldnt find the post so maybe someone can help me or quote me this advice!

    I have a TON of wild birds in the silkie pens. I cant get them out. My mom feeds the birds so they are always there and she loves feeding them so it wont stop any time soon. So anyway i was out in the coops, and i was playing with my silkies when i noticed my white hen acting funny. She looked like she had mud all over her face so when i went to clean her up i noticed it was brown crusty stuff with a load of tiny little bugs. They are not big enough to count legs on so im not sure what kind of bugs they are. Some where red and some were black/gray. They look like tiny moving dots. By time i figured this out it was too late to save her and she died. So i examined all of my silkies to find my white 5 month old boy with the same issue. I treated it as mites, i used ivermec (spelling?) and not really much help. I used poultry dust, no real help then i used seven dust (all treatments spread out of course) and that seemed to controal the issue. Im on my 3rd coop cleaning also using DE and seven with new bedding and a dust sprayer to get nooks and crannies. I thought i was in the clear. Apparently, I was wrong...

    Yesterday I went to check the silkies and my roo was hunched over, and very thin. He moved about with a wobbel and a crooked neck. The bugs are ONLY on his head. I dont understand it. I dont want to lose him too! ugh are the bugs mites? How do i treat this?? Im so lost and i dont want to lose my babies! I love my silkies. I have put a ton of time, sweat, money, and needless to say tears into them! Please help!
  8. At the very least, the wild birds have GOT to go (sorry for your mom, but they carry all kinds of stuff). Don't suppose you got pictures of the critters?

    I am SO sorry to hear this. [​IMG]
  9. Swissmiss989

    Swissmiss989 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    I dont have photos because they are so darn small! I can try to get a photo later tho. To me it sounded like mites because the silkies had build up on the base of their feathers by their scalp (it looked like mud and since the silkies play in the mud and rain it wasnt really a surprise. if they had mud on them) I really hate wild birds. How do i keep wild birds out of my pens?
  10. jfaith51

    jfaith51 Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is the first year that I have had any of those tiny dark lice/mites! They give me the heebie-jeebies!! I clean and put seven dust or poultry dust inside the coops,under the shavings. Then I mix the seven or poultry dust with vaseline. I put a glop in the crest as close to the skin as I can get. I also put a glop under each wing and in the vent area. That way it stays with them longer. The vaseline makes them look really greasy and pitiful. I wouldn't advise putting it on them if you plan on selling anybody any time soon as it takes a while to wear off. But I was desperate! So far so good. I also put Ivemectin on them. I don't have any advise about how to keep the wild birds away. My husband likes to feed them so we have them around.

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