Chick had a seizure and died suddenly

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by InsaneBreeder, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. InsaneBreeder

    InsaneBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few minutes ago, I found my 2-month-old male bantam cochin chick lying on the ground with his feet tucked under him. I picked him up, and he didn't move much but drew his neck in and blinked, and I looked for injuries and that sort of thing but didn't find anything. Some things I did notice were that he was cold to the touch, his skin was yellowish, and he was somewhat thin. I started talking to him, and he opened his eyes, had a seizure, and died directly afterwards. Up until the time when I found him on the ground, he had been acting perfectly normal and showing no abnormalities except that he kept his neck tucked in a bit. I dusted him for mites two days ago, so I wondered if he inhaled some of the dust and was poisoned, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know why he might have died?
     
  2. InsaneBreeder

    InsaneBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link [​IMG] But I am still not sure what it is.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    sorry for your loss, sometimes there is just no explaination, I know that doesn't help but it's true. [​IMG] short of a necropsy
     
  4. InsaneBreeder

    InsaneBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gah, now four more are displaying the same symptoms (neck held close to the body, lethargy, paleness), and I am beginning to think it might be sourcrop.
     
  5. susie125

    susie125 New Egg

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    did you ever find out what happened to cause this? did any of your other birds die? i had the exact thing happen to me a few days ago except with a hen and now im conserned for my other birds and am desporatly serching for information on the subject.
     
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