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  1. S

    Help! What happened?!

    Help! We have our first backyard flock of 9 hens. Our 3 original chicks were purchased in April of this year. They are a Barred Rock, a Buff Brahma, and a Columbia Rock Cross. They have lived peacefully together all of this time. We purchased 4 more pullets in July, and integrated them together...
  2. aimz127

    Lethargic then sudden death - Lice? Virus? Help

    I had a pullet (4+ month) orpington pass today and I don't know why. This is my first round of chickens and she was one of my favorites. She was lethargic yesterday but seemed to be eating/drinking. Today she was also lethargic and breathing heavy. I tried to give her nutridrench, but she...
  3. eslyder92

    SDS in Illinois

    I woke up this morning to find 4 of my 5 chickens (4 months old) laying on their backs dead. They were fine and happy yesterday and this morning they were dead I looked up what it might be and the only thing that seems right is Sudden Death Syndrome. I am now worried about my 5th chicken might...
  4. N

    My goose died and I don't know what went wrong

    I'm new to this site so I apologize if there are any errors. I have never raised geese and I bought a pair of goslings back in June. I have been keeping them in my garage until they grew their feathers in and now they live in my fenced yard full time. I lock them up at night in a coop for...
  5. K

    Chick is sad

    Yesterday, one of my two chicks died. I got them from a pet store and were sick when we picked them up. The male chicken has blue around his eyes and his eyes are shut with mucus. I used Q tips that were dipped in warm water to try to remove them, but its still there. I try to do it often. He is...
  6. K

    One of two chicks died.

    I got 2 chicks from a store on the 16th. They were both a little sick. We were going to get 3 chicks, but the mother didn’t want her to go. Unfortunately, we were informed that the 3rd had died, the mother was sick. The male chick has blue around his eyes, he doesn’t open them a lot. The female...
  7. M

    Chicken shaking head? Mystery symptoms?

    About a month ago, we lost a chicken to a mystery illness - scans revealed an enormous, possibly malignant tumor on which the vet could not operate, so we had to put her down. We now have another chicken with the same exact symptoms - she's lethargic, she's lost interest in things she loves, she...
  8. BluejaySerenade

    Memorial to Fern

    May 11th, 2020 - May 25th, 2021 One of our hens died last night. She was a sweet and loving hen, though shy at first. She was taken from us by a dreaded predator. She got too curious and stuck her head out of the chicken wire, and in turn, it got bit off. I miss her dearly. She was a gorgeous...
  9. R

    3 week old chick sudden death, ?Crop related

    Hi all, this afternoon I found one of my 3 week old chicks dead. I noticed last night she was acting a little “off”, wouldn’t lay down with the others and stood on her own sleeping. No fluffed feathers or obvious shortness of breath. Today when I picked her up I noticed her crop was full, and I...
  10. Blue Raptor

    Ever wanted to...

    Have you ever had something you always wished you could share about your flock?? Post it here *Never heard before stories!* about any flock member(s)!
  11. B

    SLW hen death... hurting + looking for insight

    My favorite hen died two days ago after being sick for around 3-4 days. She was a SLW, only 14 months old... I would have said she was my healthiest animal if you'd asked a week ago. She was strong and adventurous, her voice was sweet and musical. She had such a pretty voice! I couldn't...
  12. Diveks

    Possible cause of seizures and death?

    my 5 year old polish hen was doing well this morning but suddenly at 12 she had a seizure and died soon after. i am not sure what might have caused this. i had one other hen with her which i guess needs a friend now. I am devastated since i hand raised these two chicks and they had been through...
  13. D

    Ducklings dying

    Hello, I ordered 4 golden layer ducks from mypetchicken. I received them yesterday morning, when I first set them out they were all active and drinking and eating. A couple hours passed and one became lethargic and soon passed away. That night the rest continued to be relatively active, two a...
  14. Cleetus777

    Hen Randomly Passed Away

    Hello all, This morning I had one of hens pass away. It had to have happened early this morning as I checked on all of them late last night. There are no signs of a predator, she was eating fine (in fact she was first to eat), drinking water fine, walking around and scratching, roosted fine...
  15. E

    My hen was attacked (she did not survive)

    My Buff Orpington was attacked at some point this morning and unfortunately she did not survive. :-( I am so heart broken. We had had some scares with hawks in the yard before but always managed to intervene. Today we did not notice the attack until it was too late. I just wanted to make a...
  16. M

    A peaceful and comfortable death for my old hen :(

    Hello all, I am posting to seek advice on how to make sure my lovely chicken, Silky, will have a comfortable departure. The picture of Silky (brown hen on the left) enjoying the snow! Just a back story: It was only 2 days ago when I noticed something was off (she was leaning against the wall...
  17. B

    Chinese quail dead

    I hatched chixks from incubator and when they were about 3 week old, someone can to buy off me. They came and took 2 of the quail out of the 27, when they got home in the car, both eventually passed away at night. what could be the reason for this. Maybe travel sick, stress???
  18. Phantom_k9

    Need Help Identifying Possible Sickness...

    Hello We just lost our youngest roo today, and I am now trying to figure out what happened. I made a post during the ordeal, which you can find here https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/emergency-bird-asleep-in-coop-might-have-gotten-too-cold.1425439/ He had been puffed up for the last day...
  19. 5

    Will My Hen Survive?? Soft Eggs, Impacted Crop....

    Hello everyone, My Rosie was helped 2 weeks ago...You can read about it by clicking --> here My Rosie was fine laying and an empty crop, up until Saturday morning.... That morning she had an impacted crop and was acting slow. So, I automatically restricted her free ranging, gave her olive oil...
  20. G

    A cat issue?

    Over the past 2 weeks, we've come outside to dead chickens, some without their head and neck, some with only half of their body eaten, others dried up, and some with just the structure of the wings and feathers left. I've done many research as to who the predator could be, since we fence our...
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