Silkie with siezures????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Frizzledhen, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

    Feb 17, 2007
    I am posting for a friend here. I have not seen her silkie. She says that she lost a silkie hen a couple of days ago that showed no signs of being sick except that she sat with her head down. Now she has a silkie roo that is doing the same thing. She says that he shows no signs of being sick and I asked her about discharge from the nose and eyes, coughing, sneezing, wheezing, not eating or drinking, what the poo looked like, etc. She says he shows no signs at all other than sitting hanging his head. She asked if chickens can have siezures. I don't know. Can they? I don't know why she asked this. She also wanted to know if chickens sleep real hard. ??? I told her that at night while roosting but during the day they are pretty aware of what is going on around them. I suggested she isolate him from the other chickens and give him some vitamins and electrolites and watch for any signs that he is sick. So, can chickens have siezures? She did say that the kids were out chasing the ducks and maybe the silkies got hurt in the commotion.
    Thanks for any thoughts from my chicken lovin family.
    Chi lady in Michigan
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Hmm.. I am not sure but seizures makes me think brain injury. Silkies do not have full skulls so are prone to neural damage due to impact.
  3. bamagirl68

    bamagirl68 Songster

    Sep 3, 2007
    central alabama
    I saw my roo have a seizure. He jerked just like a person having one but then he fell over dead. Still not sure what happened.But I miss him.
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Quote:That could do it. I never allow anyone to chase my animals. It stresses them badly and any trust you have built up can easily be destroyed.
  5. fuzzyangelbear

    fuzzyangelbear In the Brooder

    Oct 18, 2007
    Springport, MI
    Yes, I agree they should not be chased. This was done when I was not home and believe me it was dealt with when I got home.

    But, the chasing was weeks ago and that was what I thought happened to the hen.
  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    I have posted some info I feel will be helpful to you in your other thread.

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