Ann59

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Jun 11, 2009
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Hi! Today I noticed one of my hens was ill so I sequestered her. Now she is dead! My whole flock (8) seemed fine last night. At the very longest, her last egg was 2 days ago. A few hours ago, she emitted some yellow, watery poo (blackhead disease?). What on earth could kill a bird that fast with no apparant symptoms until today? Baffled! I wonder if my eggs are okay to eat.
 

threehorses

Songster
10 Years
Apr 20, 2009
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Without more information, it's not possible to tell.

Were the droppings actually droppings and not egg yolk? If so, it would indicate that there was liver involvement - that the liver was compromised before the bird died.

If she usually lays daily and then missed two days and died, I'd suspect egg binding. Suspecting isn't diagnosing - really there are too many unknown factors here and possibilities to give a good diagnosis without a necropsy.

But, if your hens lay heavily and are showing no other signs of distress, I'd up their calcium absorbtion just in case.

What are you feeding them?
 
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Glenda L Heywood

Songster
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Apr 11, 2009
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for the calcium absorption use
2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in a gallon of water


I think it could be a gut type thing
where it doesn't show to you as soon as it is in the birds body

I feel you should try and help the gut flora by using thisTHEN THE
WET MASH PROBIOTIC
for all the hens

FOR EACH BIRD FEED

3 tbsp of dry crumbles feed
4 tbsp of milk any kind
1 tbsp of yoguart
1-1000 mg of Vit E capsule cut end off and put in mix
1 Vit B complex crushed and put in mix
1 selenium tablet crushed and put in mix

feed this once a day for a week as it will correct the gut flora and the E.coli also in the birds gut

any questions email me
 

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