2 dead hens and a wet butt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Parkerchick, Nov 19, 2011.

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  1. Parkerchick

    Parkerchick New Egg

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    Though my subject one liner could be taken as funny....I have a serious issue. I am a new mother of a 4 chicken flock(3 hens and 1 rooster) and I have quite the dilemma. I got up yesterday morning and 2 of my hens were together in one nesting box breathing deeply and acting very lethargic. I woke up this morning and 2 hens are now dead. (1 in the nesting box and the other in the bottom of the coop in the corner). I have not changed anything in their diet. They get scratch and feed and fresh water daily. I also clean poo every day and put fresh straw in atleast 2x a week. They get fresh fruits and veggies every day atleast once a day. My other hen does appear to have a wet butt due to diarrhea.
    I am honestly at a loss. They have been producing well up until about 2 days ago. I know that weasels have a tendancy to come in and slit necks....but I checked both dead chickens and they are without a scratch. I am going to out local feed store to treat my last hen and rooster with antibiotics...but I would like some answers. Anyone have any direction or suggestions?
    Thanks for your time,
    Concerned Chicken Mama
     
  2. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry.. If you post this on the 'Emergency & Disease thread" you will get some answers off some very experinced people and good luck. Tracy x
     
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