All but one dead. Help. Need to know what to do with her.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CypressValleySouthern, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. CypressValleySouthern

    CypressValleySouthern Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 24, 2010
    Driftwood, Texas
    I let the chickens and ducks out yesterday morning. When we got home last night, all the chickens and all but one duck was dead. We actually can't find 2 packing peanuts. They are all about 3 months old. They looked like they just dropped where they were. No signs of any varmit entering the run. No marks, just dead.

    The one duck that is still alive we found under the coop. We purposely put the coop up so they could get under it for shade/protection if needed. My son had to crawl under it to get her out when he got home last night. She is still alive this morning. She is not walking. She is pulling herself around by her wings.

    Do I give her more time to see if she gets better or do I cull her now? Any Help is appreciated.

    No cedar bedding. I do all the feeding and watering so the kids didn't give them something they shouldn't have. The coop is nowhere near the garage. It sits at the back of the property. They all looked fine when I let them out.

    My oldest DD said she heard everyone "talking" in the morning. But didn't spend anytime outside yesterday to know about when it started to occur. We got home about 6.

    ETA--not cold, was in the 80's yesterday. No plants in the run.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2010
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    Any poisnous-to-chicken plants outside?
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    do you think someone might have gave them something that could have killed them? It's terrible to think about, but could it be a possibility?Try giving her something to settle her stomach maybe baking soda and water. Try googling molassas drench just shotting in the dark sorry. Hopefully someone else can help you more but maybe not give up on her yet. Keep her sorry about your loss
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2010

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