Chickens Dieing a strange death.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by StrawberryHouseMouse, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. All of a sudden over the past week or so Ive had chickens dieing from a very strange death. At first they seem fine then start getting a sort of limp. Then within a day or two they are totaly unable to walk and die soon after. Ive had 3 chickens in the past week die like this. I dont know what could be the cause. And its not directed at one pen or one breed. All of my chickens are having this problem. No matter what pen they are in or breed they are. Also they are full grown birds. If that means anything. They are not chicks and they are being kept on the ground.
  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

    May 15, 2009
    Do they have droopy eyes, any sneezing or coughing, any runny noses?
  3. Nope, thats whats really odd, they are perfectly fine till suddenly they get a limp then go completely crippled almost over night and die.
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Heat stroke?
  5. Quote:My chickens are in our backyard which is all shaded and they have water constantly available. It hasnt been that hot around here anyways. no more then around 90F over the past few weeks.
  6. montana girl

    montana girl Songster

    Aug 23, 2007
    Kalispell, Montana
    Could the food be moldy or have gotten wet? It sounds somewhat like botulisim.

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