Birds are dying before I can even react

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BurdBrain, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. BurdBrain

    BurdBrain In the Brooder

    Sep 22, 2011
    I walked out to feed the chickens this morning and found my Silkie dead, in her nest. I could tell it was a sudden death because she was still in the position to lay an egg; that's exactly what I thought she was doing when I was coming to the coop, until I noticed she wasn't breathing.

    She was fine yesterday. Eating, clucking and scratching around. No strange lethargy or poo. The poo I found under her dead body was even normal. What could have happened?!

    If it could possibly have anything to do with it, my zebra finches both died the same way yesterday. They were hopping around and the boy was singing his little heart out just the day before. Then they were dead the next day. Both the chicken and the finches eat well and have access to clean water.

    I'm keeping a close eye on the rest of the birds and I haven't seen anything abnormal.
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens
    a link to common poultry diseases...but it probably won't help you figure out what it was

    Sorry that's all I have for you!!

    I am so sorry for your loss.

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