sudden death

  1. Mamapio

    Sudden Death

    Our sapphire gem died suddenly today. She was fine in the morning and laid a normal egg. Four hours later she was on the ground in the run, still warm with no injuries. It felt like she had small rocks in her crop. I am going to contact our vet Monday to see about a necropsy. I’m wondering if...
  2. allebasi4

    Pullet suddenly died - poison or freak accident?

    Well, it’s been a weird day. I had two chicks hatch (yay) but one of my older pullets randomly died. I wanted to reach out to see if anyone might have an idea of what happened or if they’ve had this happen themselves. All my 7 month old chickens were out free ranging as they normally do, and I...
  3. filmcmahon

    chicken broke neck and died!!

    hello all. it is a solemn day on our backyard homestead as our most beloved and special gal, a bantam blue silkie hen, has suddenly passed. there’s kind of a long backstory, so here it is: she lived on her own for a few months and we added 4 silkie bantam pullets in july. living on her own for...
  4. jsullivan704

    Muscovy Duck Random Death Worried about Others

    Im not sure if this is the correct forum but I wasn’t sure where else to post it other than ’ducks.’ I’m going to try and go into detail about what happened. I have 13 ducks of various breeds, 6 of which are muscovies. 2 males and 4 females, they are our only male ducks. All my ducks are about...
  5. L

    Sudden illness or death in pullets - Madagascan periwinkle poisoning?

    Hi All, 3 weeks ago I came home from a weekend away to find one of my Orpington pullets (26 weeks) dead in the coop. She was in top health (beautiful, big, show-quality bird) and there were no signs of a struggle. This morning, I found her sister in the same position. This chook was also in top...
  6. CarlaD87

    Seemingly Healthy Ducklings Dying!

    Hi there! I had 9 duck eggs incubating. 8 of them had hatched as of Saturday night (2 minimally assisted, 6 hatched completely unassisted). It is now Monday night, and 4 of those ducklings have died. 2 deaths were the 2 assists, and I can understand why they may have died. The other 2 were the...
  7. Skyla

    Healthy young chicken's sudden death without explanation, please help

    Hello, yesterday morning I had checked on my flock of 5 chickens and all appeared well and healthy. It was then later that night when I put them to bed I noticed one was showing signs of clear illness. I have lost many chickens for the short amount of time I have kept them (4 years), most for...
  8. M

    Hen acting very lethargic suddenly... ended up dying in my arms

    My 1 yr old white rock(dominant hen) suddenly started breathing heavy and acting lethargic out of nowhere. Her tail was down and her comb is very pale. She does not feel egg bound. I checked her feathers for mites. She was literally fine 10 minutes before this eating scratch and what not. One...
  9. 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...
  10. A

    Dying Muscovy....

    So for about a year I’ve been raising Muscovy and chickens. This past week stranger things have been happening. 🙃. I have had no issues, no deaths until now. One, two, three. Three male Muscovy are now deseased. I have been racking my brain trying to figure out how. I have two ideas that I...
  11. W

    (sad)Healthy duckling suddenly died...

    This is Gertrude. About a week old. She was our biggest, healthiest, happiest chick. A couple days ago she started her distress chirp. I went to her and she was not ok. She died within an hour. She was panting, gasping and obviously in distress. She was limp, in and out of consciousness, hard...
  12. malagabara

    One pullet dead and one weak. Recently adopted Ayam Cemani.

    Hello. I adopted last Friday two Ayam Cemani 8 week old pullets. They were doing okay but two days ago they started to act a bit strange, they were eating and drinking but one specially was constatly fluffed up with her head close to her body, but still moving around. She was dead this morning...
  13. LittleBird123

    Sour Crop Death?

    Yesterday morning when I went out to my chicken's coop I found one of them laying on the floor. I picked her up and she was breathing with her mouth slightly open and her crop was very large and squishy, it felt like it was filled with fluid or gas. I thought she might have sour crop and I had...
  14. TurtletheCoturnix

    Sick quail seeming better, then dies

    I've been wondering why my sick quails seem much better after proper care, then suddenly they die. This happened a few months ago when a one year old quail seemed lethargic so I brought her inside, and she seemed to be recovering, then suddenly she passed away. Then a few days ago, I noticed...
  15. Peep-Chicken

    Hen Not Active. Full Crop but Isn’t too Perky

    This is one of my favorite hens, Pirate. She is three years old. My youngest one since the rest of the flock is all seven years for the most part. This morning I found her roosting in the coop. She didn’t come out even when I shook mealworms. When I showed her mealworms she ate them though...
  16. trudydhaugan

    Three dead hens in a month

    After years of relatively healthy birds and a safe coop and run, we have recently had three hens between 1-3 years old die unexpectedly several weeks apart. We do have a ton of brown and black widow spiders at this time of year as well as rats/mice and possibly snakes that can access the hens...
  17. Beccazon

    Do ducks have heart attacks??

    I know. I imagine all living critters can. But...dang! I think one of my Pekins did! They were all happy in the pool. Doing their normal things. I watch them close because sometimes things get kinda rough. But nothing crazy yesterday. I ushered them out so the little ducks could have their...
  18. J

    HELP Ducks Dying of leucocytozoon infections

    So I purchased 16 3/4 week old Muscovy ducklings on June 15, 2019 by June 27, 2019 I lost 7. on June 19th I sent them one deceased duckling off for a Necropsy. I don't have all of the official results back yet, the lab and the vet have just been awesome. We lost our first duckling on June 16...
  19. B

    Chicken's Dying a Week a Part

    Hi Everyone, I'm sure this has been asked before but I am at a complete loss. Last week I lost one of my beautiful Golden Comet Chicken. She had no injuries as far as I could tell and was completely fine that morning. At first, I thought she was just taking a dust bath as she was in one of her...
  20. HoennerTannie

    My laying hens are dying!

    Description of my flock: I have approx 12 mixed breed hens that are 3yrs of age (or older) and approx 25 hens that I purchased last year as full-grown laying hens (they are Berg's Browns from Berg's Hatchery in Russell, MB) Problem: In the past months (not including winter) I have lost several...
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