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Chickens Falling Sick At Same Time

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FinaticHen, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. FinaticHen

    FinaticHen In the Brooder

    Oct 11, 2012
    Queensland, Australia
    About a month ago one of my red girls suffered from a swollen and distended uterus which stemmed from an infection. We got her to a vet too late and sadly my beautiful girl passed away. Now, about a month after her death, another one of my chickens was just taken to the vet and she also has a gynaecological issue, different to the first one. Her egg implanted itself into her abdomen and her body is now fighting an immune response to a foreign body. She may not make it but we are still crossing our fingers and praying. Just this morning I noticed another one of my chickens seemed a bit weak and out of it, I believe she may also be suffering from a gynaecological issue, I plan to rush her to the vet immediately. Each of my three girls were part of a flock of four who I took in 1 and a half years ago. In all my years or raising chickens I have never experienced gynaecological issues. Its only the girls from the same little flock who are having these problems, and all so close together. Is there a possibility that the supplier of these chickens could be at fault? As in, only the chickens we received from them are the ones experiencing similar issues all in a close time frame.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2016

  2. Weehopper

    Weehopper Songster

    Feb 26, 2015
    Possibly someone is selling chicks out of a funky line of chickens. Do you know if your chicks are nest (litter) mates? I suppose there is no way to know for sure, but I would be leary of getting chickens from the same source again. Oh, and the egg implanted..isn't that what they call internal laying? Not a good thing.

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