2 silkies dead, for no reason, within 5 days of each other????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lisa202, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last Thursday I posted about how one of my silkies died for no reason. Most said that sudden death in chickens sometimes happens. Today, another silkie (this one was broody) just died. No injuries, mites, lice, sickly behavior or anything. It's been kind of cold here (about 20-30 at night) but not very cold. The coop and run are secure, so nothing could have gotten to them.

    Could this be a disease or are silkies not able to handle cold? It's already Feb 20, so they were able to handle the winter so far, so I find it weird that now the cold would get them.

    What could be happening?...and are all my other chickens at risk to die now also?
     
  2. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is sad. I am not a chicken expert by any stretch. How old were they?
     
  3. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About 10 months. The silkie that died on thursday was on her roodst the night before and fine, and the one today had been broody for about 10 days.
     

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