Another dead chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wenitolduso, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. wenitolduso

    wenitolduso Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are the symptoms Lathargic, no strangth to eat, comes on with no warning, no discharge from nose and eyes are a bit sunkin in. What is it???
    Buff Orpington breed. this is the second one to die 2 months apart from each other and I am a clean freek so the coop is not very pooped up. Raised from a day old from a good breeder the chicks are about 7-8 months old.
     
  2. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    What are you using to clean, could there be a poisonous plant they are getting to?
     
  3. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have these chickens been laying yet? What does their poo look like? Have you picked them up to look them over and see if they have any visible problems?
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Have you tried worming them?
     
  5. wenitolduso

    wenitolduso Out Of The Brooder

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    Some pooh is dark brown soft, other is normal looking. They have been laying since the end of November they eat laying pellets and scratch. Gave them deworming from vet after I took first one in to see what was wrong said has a parisite. I kept her in the house for a week with medication and she just would not eat or drink. It got to the point where she would not open her eyes so we put her down. They only eat grass that they can get through the fence. I had chickens befor (not this breed) and they would run all over the yard and we never gave any meds to them and they where fine Barre Rock I think you call them. But it has been 3 yrs since we had them removed as I had back probelms so it was not like they where sick and nothing on our property has changed.
     
  6. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay then I'm stumped--see if you can find a state vet to help you. If you haven't buried the last one to die, stick it in the fridge and see if you can get a necropsy done. Check the stickies at the top of the "emergencies" forum page.
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    So sorry [​IMG]
     
  8. Patch of Heaven Farm

    Patch of Heaven Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Hope you find out what is wrong.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your loss. But it seems like they may have some type of worm.
     
  10. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunken eyes is a sign of dehydration. How's their poo look like...
     

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