sudden death

  1. MolliMonster99

    My hen died and I don't know why.

    My family had 3 hens: Flora, Fauna and Merryweather. I named them all and welcomed them into our flock with open arms. They are 17 months old and we believe they are ISA Browns, although we aren't sure as we got them from a school hatching programme. Last night I went to put everyone to bed...
  2. E

    Sudden Chicken Death

    So last night I checked my coop cam like I always do and I didn’t see 2 of my chickens on the roosts. This morning I saw my Away Cemani Roo in the run before the coop was opened. So he must have spent the night outside the coop, in the run, which has never happened before. I found my Ayam...
  3. Tsmith1414

    13 week old pullet suddenly died.

    Edited: all are in a covered contained run with zero free range access. 13week old Maran pullet suddenly died today. She was fine this morning eating running around. Acting like a normal chicken. No signs of sickness. We had just finished the coccidia treatment but she didn’t seem to have...
  4. K

    Sudden Death of Rooster & Hen

    On Friday night I discovered my favorite Silverudds Blue hen dead on her back under the coop. She was 1.5 years old. I check on my coops several times a day and she has always been fine. She had suddenly stopped laying eggs for 3 weeks, we looked her over several times and could not find the...
  5. palindrome_7

    silkie troubles

    Hi there, This week my silkies were totally fine, and now they are both dead. One dropped down out of the blue yesterday, and this morning I found the other one dead. They have been so healthy, so idk what's going on. The only thing I did differently was added a little ACV to their water and...
  6. 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...
  7. Zen Wildlife Rescuer

    Duckling Suddenly Crashed!

    We had a lone 1 or 2 day old Rouen duckling come into the rescue centre. Which is strange because it’s winter here in SA. Rouen ducks are not indigenous her in South Africa, so this little one could not be released. We decided to keep her and buy another duckling as a companion. Because it is...
  8. W

    ASAP! Best de-wormer brand in Canada?

    Hi all! I need a de-wormer ASAP. Our flock definitely has parasites of some kind as two have died in the past week after making wheezing noises and shaking their heads and necks. Gapeworm?? Any Canadians here that can recommend a brand to try for treating our entire flock? We’re in Ontario...
  9. W

    Chicken is wheezing - and lost a hen last week

    Hi everyone, One of my hens is suddenly wheezing. She makes an inhale wheeze and then shakes her head a bit. The head shaking doesn’t happen with every breath, but often enough that it is worrisome. Her sister died suddenly about 1.5 weeks ago. Just curled up in a corner to “rest” and was dead...
  10. B

    Thin white worms in chicken’s old water - is this a concern?

    I swapped out an old dish waterer for a nipple setup for my chickens about a week ago. They are 5 month old Black Australorpes and are just starting to lay. After taking the old waterer dish away, I left it in the sun and did not clean it for about a week (lazy, I know!) as I planned to throw...
  11. K

    Buff Orpington rooster found dead suddenly on his back, with blood coming from mouth??

    Hey all. Just 20 minutes ago I walked outside mid-day to all of my flocks alarm calling. I quickly ended up finding one of my bachelor flock boys, a 2 year also Buff Orpington rooster, dead on his back, with blood flowing from his mouth. I immediately went to see what happened and couldn't find...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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