Chickens are dying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by arkansasborn21, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. arkansasborn21

    arkansasborn21 Out Of The Brooder

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    So far this week I have found 15 of my chickens dead with nothing missing or wrong with them but one, the head was gone off of that one, so what could have done that and what could have happened to the others if anyone can help
     
  2. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Definitely could be a predator...how secure is your coop arrangement? Terri O
     
  3. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    Give us a little more clues. Were they all dead at the same time on the same day or do you loose one per day? Have checked your feed for mold? Any exposure to chemicals by accident? Antifreeze spill???
     
  4. arkansasborn21

    arkansasborn21 Out Of The Brooder

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    nothing can get in to the pen and there was only one that look like something got a hold of it and I would find 3 one day and 4 one day, it wasn't just one at a time accept for the one that looked like something got a hold of it
     
  5. arkansasborn21

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    and no they are not exposued to any chemicals and the feed is fresh i go through a bag every 2 days
     
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  6. arkansasborn21

    arkansasborn21 Out Of The Brooder

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    can anyone help please
     
  7. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    Any signs of coughing? wheezing? weight loss? listlessness? egg production down? are they more skiddish than usual? Eating less? Rodent droppings in or around pens?
     
  8. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    If it were me, I'd take the newest to die and have it necropsied. It could be anything from worms to moldy food to a disease. You need to find out for sure what's going on before you lose more! Sorry I can't be of anymore help. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  9. arkansasborn21

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    I have seen some that look like they have lost some weight and the egg production has gone down to none a day and they act like they want more feed
     
  10. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    With 14 others dead, I think its fair to say that the one missing its head was either already very weakened or possibly dead before losing its head. I'd be looking for something internal.
     

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