2 year old laying hens dieing almost daily

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BAA, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. BAA

    BAA New Egg

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    Seems like they just keel over and die. Usually have bloody rear ends and lots of fluid running out of there mouth when I carry them out of the coop with whitish watery poo. What could be some possible diseases?
     
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Is the whitish poo bubbly???
     
  3. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    This is the only thing I could find that describes your chickens symptoms. I really don't know.

    Pullorum:
    Infection in young birds may be indicated by droopiness, ruffled feathers, a chilled appearance with birds huddling near a source of heat, labored breathing, and presence of a white diarrhea with a "pasted-down" appearance around the vent. The white diarrhea symptom instigated the term "bacillary white diarrhea" that was commonly associated with this disease at one time. Gross lesions may be lacking in some adult birds.
     
  4. BAA

    BAA New Egg

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    Thanks! looked up the pullorum and looks kinda consistent with whats happening but just hatched out 180 chicks about 2 months ago and none have died so still a bit puzzled. Have noticed they lose weight and sometimes feathers but the eggs come out a lil bloody like usually find 3-5 a day.
     

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