Dead Bird??? Help

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by sadieh, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. sadieh

    sadieh Out Of The Brooder

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    I had hen die about 3 weeks ago who seemed healthy, she was fine that morning and the afternoon was dead. I checked her out and her crop seemed full so I thought maybe she ate something and got impacted. Tonight another dead hen who was fine acting this morning. Also no one has laid eggs in 2 weeks or so at all. I thought maybe the heat but my nephews are laying and others I know of are still laying. No egg shells laying around like the chickens are eating them and I have 2 separate pens, one that has silkies that I'm not getting eggs from either. Any Ideas?? I don't want to loose any more. I wormed with Pyrantel about a month ago a pea size drop per bird, should I try another kind?
     
  2. Stiggy

    Stiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old were they? Possibly but maybe a different wormer. It could be heat stress or stress in general. Did they ever have darkened combs? like going purple on occasion
     

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