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Strange Silkie death

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Underwhere, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Underwhere

    Underwhere Out Of The Brooder

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    Today I went out to discover one of my white silkies dead in the nesting box.
    I have no idea why. No injuries.

    The past 2 days or so she hasn't been herself. When let out of the run she would just stand there instead of walking around doing chicken stuff.

    Another silkie of mine is showing similar symptoms so I'm nervous about losing her as well. Any insight?

    They are about 2 years old. Temps have been in the 50's during the day and roughly 40 at night.
    They eat crumbles and lettuce. The 2 silkies generally sleep together in the nest.
     
  2. Jessica_1285

    Jessica_1285 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry can't help....but I lost 2 white silkie hens last month (same situation) how weird! :(
     
  3. Underwhere

    Underwhere Out Of The Brooder

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    I do remember a few days ago she didn't want to go inside when it was dark. She was kind of standing at the entrance in the dark. I had to push her inside.

    I'm also wondering if it might have been landscapers throwing down weed killer or something.
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012

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