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My flock died over a night

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Hi

i have aplenty of chicken icluding "minorca, polish, bentam, they all died suddenly over a night, they were vomiting and having lose motion i dont know what happen to them, if any1 have any answer pls let me know.. thx

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I would send them to a vet or pathogist to get neceopsied
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I'm so sorry for your loss. :hugs Though not under the best of circumstances, welcome to BYC. I hope we can be of some help.

 

I agree with @Jesusfreak101 The only way to know for sure is with a necropsy. Put one of the birds in a bag and refrigerate. Then call your local ag extension office and find out where you can have one done. Some states will do it for free, some charge.

 

With that said, it is likely they got into something poisonous. Do you have bait out for mice or rats? Even if they can not get to the bait, if they caught some mice that ate it, it can affect them, too. If that is not possible, start looking around their coop and run area for anything they may have eaten. Chickens are very curious and can get into lots of things if they are not secured. It could also be something they drank.

 

Look at your feed. Make sure it is not moldy. Make sure it smells and looks good.

 

Please keep us advised if you find out anything.

 

ETA - I forgot to ask - How old are they and what conditions were they housed under? If they are chicks under a heat lamp, they may have gotten too hot. There are lots of possibilities. The more information you can give us, the more we can help.


Edited by KYTinpusher - 1/5/16 at 8:46am
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thanks a lot for ur feedback. the age of the chickens are different MAX 2 years and min 4 months old, no bait i found nothing, in start a pair of chicken seems to like ill, i took both the chickens and put them away from other, all the other chickens were fine, then i give them DANDICUT with Mustard oil, we use this as a medicine and its very helpful, if i found something new i will let u know. again thx for ur reply.

regards..

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According to this article www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/med-aro/factsheets/MUSTARD.html "the isothiocyanate in mustard oil is considered poisonous..."

wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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