Cochin/Frizzle Rooster died....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lilchik, May 22, 2010.

  1. lilchik

    lilchik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday my 1 yr old cochin/frizzle rooster was limping with his right leg. I examined him and found no visible injuries. I moved the leg and checked the joints and found no injuries. He otherwise looked fine and had no other signs and symptoms. I left for work in the evening and when I returned home in the morning he was dead. He had a very small amount of clear thick fluid coming from his beak, that appeared to be vomit as it was not frothy like from the lungs. All my other chickens appear healthy and I have not had any recent deaths. What could have caused this?
     
  2. KKatknap

    KKatknap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible he panicked & flew into something and caused internal injuries? Just taking a guess... It sounds odd, but there have been a couple of threads about that happening.

    I'm very sorry! [​IMG] I'll bet he was a pretty boy.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2010
  3. lilchik

    lilchik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be possible. I am just worried about my other chickens, if it may have been something contagious. Any other ideas?
     
  4. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Have a necropsy done.
     

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