death

  1. BrOwOke

    My Duck lost her mate and I need some advice

    (This is my first post on here and I hope I’m doing this right) Almost two moths ago an animal got in and attacked my two Peking ducks, Kevin, the male and Shia LaDuck, the female. We took them to the vet and they got patched up. Turns out after they were all healed up and given the ok to go...
  2. Kaytlin

    Identifing mystery predator *GRAPHIC PHOTOS*

    I had 19 chicks, various breeds (silkie, buff laced polish, dominique, gold laced wyandotte, rhode island red): 15 of them 4 weeks, the other 4 between 5-6½ weeks (leghorn, ISA brown, 2 midnight majesty maran). This morning I found 2 of my 4 week silkies dead and one of my dominiques was missing...
  3. buffy-the-eggpile-layer

    My Experience Fighting Egg Yolk Peritonitis

    2 weeks ago, my favorite hen--a tiny 17-month old EE named "Easter" (creative, I know)--was diagnosed with EYP. She didn't have the classic presentation: swollen belly, fluffed up behavior, weight loss, etc., but was diagnosed via x-ray. Initially, I brought her to the vet because a soft-shell...
  4. T

    Sudden Death ;-;

    New here and sorry this had to be my first post. I’m really distraught right now and I’m trying to rationalize what happened and wondered if anyone here had this kinda thing happen. Earlier today saw that my four month old rooster silkie had been pooped on *he sleeps under the perches...
  5. allanjensaft

    Embden Goose, sudden lameness and ultimate death - QUESTIONs

    Hi, sad day for us today - one of our 2 year old, female Embden geese passed away in the night and was found dead in our pond. She has been unwell/borderline lame for a few days - we treated for worming when lameness was spotted (4 days ago) and gave vitamin boost daily since, sadly it didn't...
  6. Aspen Anderson

    Buff Orpington Random Deaths

    It's been a while since I've been on this site so I hope this is the right place to ask. Recently I just learned that a member of our flock, our sassy buff orpington hen, just passed away unexpectedly. When told this, I remembered another buff orpington hen we owned years ago that suffered the...
  7. Shmegel

    Green Urate/Poop Death

    One of my coturnix quail dropped dead out of nowhere- perfect health, she was old, except I noticed green poop around the pen. The urate is green, I think, not the poop itself. Should I be worried about my other quail? What could cause this?
  8. CityslickerHomestead

    I lost my first hen today

    How do I prevent this from happening again? I’ll post photos when I get them, but my spouse just called to say he found our Welsummer (one of seven in a mixed-breed flock) deceased not more than an hour after I checked on them before leaving for work. She was 15 months old and one of two...
  9. L

    Chicks dying!

    Please help! My chicks are dying and I don’t know why! Some background: The chicks were hatched underneath a broody hen. We decided to build the chicks a home of their own when we failed to introduce a couple of keets we purchased to the mama chicken in the hopes she’d adopt them. The adoption...
  10. FathertoFeathers

    How do I help my brother with the death of his duck?

    I had to cull one of our Drakes because we had way too many. The drake in question was very mean and rough with all the other ducks and chickens. I tried to sell him but nobody wanted him so I had to cull him. My brother is very upset about this. He's been crying and I feel awful. I did tell him...
  11. Freaky Farm

    The oddest thing I've seen so far... any ideas?

    Hi all! I've seen my fair share of weird and freaky hatches and those that didn't make it to hatch, but I can only think of one explanation for this one... The chick puts it's foot through the yolk which then healed around the foot. It was not intestines as the yolk/internal organ (what ever)...
  12. T

    Possibly Marek’s

    This morning one of my Rhode Island Reds passed away. I’m very concerned that it was Marek’s. Here are all the symptoms and things I’ve noticed: • For about a month, she’s been very lethargic and sitting still during the day. • She chose to lay on the floor at night rather than roosting • She...
  13. missypebble

    The heart break moments when I realize Vigi stopped eating and drinking

    I’ve raised days old chicks before, but this time, I had no choice but raising a single Speckled Sussex chick. I believe she was only a few days old. I know it’s a no-no. And I want to let the world know my own stupidity so if someone happens to read my post, they will remember how baby chicks...
  14. L

    Failure

    Hi guys, I decided to incubate some eggs while stuck in the house and all was going very well up until a couple of days ago. I had ten eggs at the beginning and 3 were infertile so that brought me down to 7. Candling and weighing them showed good development and by the 19/20 th day I heard...
  15. Justagoose_18

    Chick dies after hatching

    This morning around 7am, I watched a chick hatch. It’s day 22 today, and I thought everything was ok as it was running around. Another chick was shrink wrapped and I was waiting for the pipped eggs to hatch before helping. The shrink wrapped chick is ok now, but the chick that hatched at 7 am...
  16. Thechickentrainer1999

    Sudden death of EE (easter egger) hen

    Woke up this morning to let the chickens out and everyone woke up & was acting normal as always and then I went back to bed for about 3 hours to notice my 2 year old ee hen [a month from 3] laying dead in the run. Overall she was healthy, wasn't over weight, never had any worms or anything, no...
  17. onesweetflock

    Misery Loves Company - A Grieving Thread

    I don't really see a thread dedicated to this already, so I figured I'd make one myself! I recently lost one of my sweetest girls in such a tragic way, and dealing with it has been extremely difficult. It's only been one day, so the pain is still very fresh, and I'd like to do something good...
  18. winglesschicken

    Around 3 month old Turken just died

    (This chicken was a hen, just wanted to let you all know) He actually died while I was writing a post about his condition. I'll describe what I can remember here. I began noticing his abnormal behavior yesterday. He began acting quite sticky, lagging behind his flock and not foraging like...
  19. J

    Post Mortem Evaluation

    Hi all, It's our first year raising chickens and we just lost one of our hens today, looking for some input on if I could have done anything better. I suspect it may have been from being egg bound but am not certain. She was around 8 months old had been laying nearly every day without issues...
  20. G

    Chickens are randomly dying

    It's starting to get warm here in Minnesota, no more winter, but yesterday and today I found two dead chickens. They were pretty healthy, nice and fluffy, I didn't find any predator marks on them. What could be the problem? Is it because of the sudden change in weather? But the first one that...
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