Sleepy Silkie... Should I Be Worried??? Kinda Freaking out!

greeneggchick15

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 10, 2013
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I got my sweet little silkie 1 week ago and she has been so slow and sleepy. She eats and drinks and walks around but just slowly. She will walk to the feeder eat a bit and fall asleep in the food. I don't know if this is normal for a silkie. She loves to be held and will fall asleep in my hand. I'm very worried about her. What can I do to make sure she lives? I LOVE her! Oh and she is tiny compared to my other chicks that came last week even for a bantam. Any advice is welcome! FREAKED OUT!!
 

SilkiesForEver

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 24, 2012
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I got my sweet little silkie 1 week ago and she has been so slow and sleepy. She eats and drinks and walks around but just slowly. She will walk to the feeder eat a bit and fall asleep in the food. I don't know if this is normal for a silkie. She loves to be held and will fall asleep in my hand. I'm very worried about her. What can I do to make sure she lives? I LOVE her! Oh and she is tiny compared to my other chicks that came last week even for a bantam. Any advice is welcome! FREAKED OUT!!
Does she have poo stuck to her behind? Do you have grit in their brooder as well as chick feed?
 

greeneggchick15

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 10, 2013
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No poo issue. She had that the first 2 days but I put a damp cloth on it and got it off. Hasn't happened again. I have grit but the bag says to give it at 2 weeks. They are 9 days old. Is it ok to give early?
 

greeneggchick15

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 10, 2013
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Any other ideas? I am probably too attached to this week old baby but I can't help it! She is super sweet!
 

SobbaChickens

Songster
6 Years
Apr 24, 2013
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Unless anyone else here can give you some advice, I'd call a livestock vet. Not sure what they would tell you, I've was born and raised country and life on a farm can be tough....nature is nature, deal with death get over it, livestock aren't pets, etc. Surely though if you were seeking help they would attempt
 

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