Sudden paralysis and death of silkie

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  1. marcir01

    marcir01 New Egg

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    We have a flock of 7 Rhode Island reds. We purchased 2 silkies at a local supply store sale. They are young -- not yet laying. We quarantined them for a month and then allowed them to free range with our reds. The silkies have seemed healthy. Yesterday, I found one of them paralyzed. There was no sign of trauma. We quarantined her. She would not eat or drink. She passed away today after only 1 day of sickness. Could this be Mareks? Should we be concerned about the rest of the flock?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Sounds like Marek's Disease. I would recommend posting in the "Emergencies/Diseases/ Injuries and Cures" section.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If it isn't Marek's could have been a stroke.. Marek's survivors will be carriers all their life.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Good advice given..hope you find out what is needed!
     

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