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Skinny Silkies

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thewildbunch, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. thewildbunch

    thewildbunch Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a small urban farm with about 40 silkies. All of them seem to be doing well with the exception of 2 hens and a rooster. They are all three young (about 6 months) and are getting skinnier by the day. When i pick them up and feel their gullets, it's like they haven't eaten anything all day! They are a bit timid, so i have been isolating them for 1/2 day to give them access to plenty of food, but that doesn't seem to be helping. Any ideas what's going on?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If they have been bullied away from the feed, it will take them a while to recover. Are they eating? Have you wormed your flock?
     
  3. thewildbunch

    thewildbunch Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they are eating when they are isolated, but just what they can scratch up when ranging with the flock. We wormed them almost 6 months ago, and will be retreating at the beginning of next month.
     

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