chickens are dying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GmacD, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. GmacD

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    last week i went out and my 3 year old showgirl rooster was lying with his head down, i separated him from the hens and put him in a pen with food and water, the next day i came out and he was dead. for the last couple days my favorite Japanese hasn't been himself (not going outside not breeding etc) this morning he was outside, i picked him up and put him in because we are having a hurricane later. a few minutes later when i when to get there eggs he was on his back twitching. when he stopped i picked him up, he was limp. i put him on top of some towels. I'm not sure if he is dead (if he is cold and stiff when i go out in a little while then i will bury him) and i have no idea what could be killing them

    they are free ranging and have layer ration in their house

    i introduced about 20 chickens to the flock a month and a half ago but the person who i got them from has not had any problems
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    vickig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are having temp changes with the hurricane you can bet your chickens are feeling it.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    3 weeks is not long enough.

    With both of your chickens having died so suddenly they most likely picked up something from the new birds.
     

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