*UPDATE* Silkie walking on her knees

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by daddysgirlz, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. daddysgirlz

    daddysgirlz In the Brooder

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    Thanks for all the help....I helped my silkie by treating for the least troublesome issue I thought was making her walk on her knees and worked my way up to treating for the worst case issue. Started with vitamin therapy, no change, then switched to a grower feed instead of layer ( they have not layed yet), then treated for cocci in all the birds. Took three weeks to go through all the steps and this morning I went out to change water and she greated me standing and running around with all the others!!!! I will continue with adding the vitamins and electrolytes to the water for a few weeks and they will now stay on the grower feed until someone lays an egg. I really think it was a vitamin deficiency as the dumb feed guy gave us layer crumbles for chicks that were only 11 weeks old. I thought it was Mareks and am glad that it is not!!! First time with chickens and we have only had them for 3 months now....Thanks again for all the help and the emcouragement!!!
     
  2. kingdr85

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    Awesome news![​IMG]
     
  3. daddysgirlz

    daddysgirlz In the Brooder

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    Yes...I was very hapy this morning...and she looks happy too! Now they better give me an egg soon!!!!
     
  4. mmaddie's mom

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