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5th chick dying in my hands right now - help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by familypendragon, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Poor girl, hope the vets are able to figure out what the other problem is. Glad the birds with pox at least seem to be better.
     
  2. familypendragon

    familypendragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am reading up on infra-orbital swelling (it isn't in the combs or waddles of any of them that I can see) on the Cornell Atlas of Avian diseases http://partnersah.vet.cornell.edu/avian-atlas/ and I am becoming very suspicious of MG. This sounds like exactly what she has going on...

    I sent that to the vet to see what he thinks.
     
  3. familypendragon

    familypendragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Two more dead chicks today - a Black Isbar and a Black Breda :( They were about 3 weeks old and have been standing hunched over struggling to breathe for about a week. I figured it was probably just a matter of time - but held out hope they'd get through it. No such luck. I think we are up to 18 dead now but I've lost track :hit
     
  4. Heidisgran

    Heidisgran Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Lillahimed

    Lillahimed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you notice any pattern to the deaths, such as a certain age more effected and so on?
     
  6. familypendragon

    familypendragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Certain breeds - White leghorn mixes, Crested Cream Legbars, Isbars, Cochins and Bredas.
     
  7. Lillahimed

    Lillahimed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm strange. I wonder what causes this [​IMG] I have heard that the Isbars are pretty susceptible to disease.
     
  8. familypendragon

    familypendragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    And I have lost a lot more chicks under a month than I have older birds... ugh.
     
  9. kuulgrl

    kuulgrl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hugs
     
  10. Lillahimed

    Lillahimed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you heard anything else on the necropsy results?
     

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