3 chickens dead in one month - possible symptoms/outbreak of avian influenza or cholera?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Blackberry18, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Songster

    Mar 25, 2015
    As I have mentioned, my two older Sex-Links have passed away. Today, I found one of my Leghorns dead; and she was only one and a half years old. She seemed fine yesterday, but in the morning she was having trouble walking a bit. When I found her dead, I noticed that her comb seemed rather purple and swollen. What do you guys think? My other chickens seem fine, but I know that they can still have influenza without showing symptoms. I live in Minnesota, and all these deaths are freaking me out. Here's a pic of her comb.

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
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  3. sweetiepie mama

    sweetiepie mama In the Brooder

    May 26, 2015
    Sorryy for your losd. Last week my two year old barred rock died suddenly. Her comb was a purple color too. The test came back ovarian cancer. Up until2 days before she died she acted normal.[​IMG]
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