dead chicken this morning

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poulet, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. poulet

    poulet Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    found chicken dead thismorning she didn't eat yesterday and has had diahrea but went downhill very fast yesterday put her in the coop and found her dead in there thismorning [​IMG] none of the others seen ill but will have to keep close eye on them.Don't know what it could be .
    I don't know what the symtoms of bird flu are, don't think it is that but I live in south of France so have to be careful.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2008
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Any chance she could have eaten some old food or something else that could have been poison/toxin?

    To go that fast, all I can think of is poisoning, botulism, or toxic plant.

  3. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Songster

    Dec 27, 2007
    Oh, how sad :aww. I know from experience, it's hard to lose one of your babies and not know why. It happened to me just 2 wks ago. Just keep a close eye on the others.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Diahrea... was she thin? If she was thin, it could have been cocci. I do believe AI is a longer slower more sickly looking death, so I doubt it is that. Any external injuries?
  5. sadieH5836

    sadieH5836 In the Brooder

    Dec 27, 2007
    Egg Harbor
    I'm sorry for your loss!

    I had the same thing happen to me last week. One afternoon she was laying on her side but she got up and ate a little. The next day she died.
    I even asked my vet about it and he had no idea what could have caused it.

  6. poulet

    poulet Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    She had eaten well just up until yesterday, and was far from thin , she was a big chicken , I don't know the breed in English they call them cou plumes here which translates as neck feathers but actually they have no feathers on there necks, they lay well and are also big so more meat on them to eat too. She could have eaten somthing inthe compost as they have free access to the heap and love delving in there. I put some eggs from the bator in there that were bad any chance if she had eaten them that would have caused it ?

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  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sounds like what we call a "naked neck" or "turken". It is possible she got into something and it didn't agree with her. Sometimes birds are also very good at hiding sickness so she could have just given out and died.

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