Chicken feet up

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by marcfam5, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. marcfam5

    marcfam5 New Egg

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    Had a bird go feet up. Wife said it was sneezing, then started throwing up flui, then running around like a chicken with its head cut off and up and died. Any ideas ?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.

    Sorry for your loss.

    Unfortunately without testing and necropsy there is no way to determine the cause of death.

    Here's some information about common illnesses in chickens:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

    Here's some information on state poultry labs, contact your state vet for testing info:
    http://www.metzerfarms.com/PoultryLabs.cfm
    http://www.usaha.org/Portals/6/StateAnimalHealthOfficials.pdf
    https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/nahln/downloads/all_nahln_lab_list.pdf
     
  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens, I would do a necropsy if I were you, especially if you have other chickens that might catch the same thing if it is a virus. Good luck and I hope you enjoy BYC as much as I have.
     

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