what should I give my silkies?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by emeraldquill, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. emeraldquill

    emeraldquill Out Of The Brooder

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    New mummy to 2 silkies and have read about all sorts of worms,mites etc that they can become infected with. Anyone tell me what if anything I should give them as a preventative measure on a regular basis?

    Green as a cabbage about all this stuff:/
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I wouldn't.

    Mine haven't been given anything. You can keep medicines on hand in case you encounter something like that. It's very rare though with a small group of chickens.


    Now if you were a huge hatchery with hundreds of chickens... I would definately be vaccinated them because they're bound to have at LEAST one ill chicken that has something contagious.
     
  3. emeraldquill

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    Thanks for that:): ..out of interest,what should I keep for those kind of probs?...feeding organic feed etc and trying to avoid chemicals if poss.
     
  4. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I don't think you'd have to worry about mites or worms as long as you keep them on clean ground and don't let them get really dirty.

    Foodwise, I feed mine poultry pellets, scratch, and mash.
    No medicated stuff for mine.
     
  5. emeraldquill

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    Thank you for your time and advice,much appreciated [​IMG]
     
  6. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    I was lucky and Mine never got a bird lice untill the end of 3 years and the first time I incounter Mites was in the sixth year of raising them.
     
  7. emeraldquill

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    they easy to get rid of? what did you use?
     

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