Dead chickens no sign of injury or desisse HELP!:(

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by THEMADCHICKEN13, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. THEMADCHICKEN13

    THEMADCHICKEN13 Just Hatched

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    My Modern games are dying they are spread in the corners and seem to have no sign of death. The alive ones are ok...but one has a bloody nose.HELP Please I love my chickens and do not want them to die.[​IMG]please please please HELP.
     
  2. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Bloody Nose? Is he injured?
     
  3. THEMADCHICKEN13

    THEMADCHICKEN13 Just Hatched

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    No injury. could rats have given something bad to chickens?
     
  4. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    RATS? or mice? have you lost any yet? or just noticed this one with the bloody nose? Can you send a pic of it? How's the eyes look any crested stuff or bubbles or anything. Are they eating and drinking normally? Do they all just stay confined in a corner almost like they are afraid to roam? Are they making any Alert sounds?
     
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  5. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Guess I should have read the title, how many have you lost?
     
  6. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes chickens just die. Once I went through a spell, where I had 4 chickens dies within two weeks. I was getting very nervous, could find nothing wrong with the birds or with the coop...and then the rest were fine, I didn't loose another for a very long time.

    A couple of random points, cause there are a lot of questions out there for us to give us real help. Such as number of dead, & age of birds, where you are finding them, if they are wheezing or bubbling. If they are walking, or acting lethargic.

    Chickens are not generally speaking a real long lived animal, there are occasions of people who have very old birds, but a lot of hatchery birds will die of natural causes around 3 years of age. When you are finding birds that were fine the day before, and then just dead in the coup, I assume that it is natural causes.

    A bloody nose could be caused by a physical injury, or an unsuccessful attack, but not my rats in my opinion.

    If the rest of the birds are out scratching, eating, walking well, ten to one, they are well.

    Best of luck,

    Mrs K
     
  7. THEMADCHICKEN13

    THEMADCHICKEN13 Just Hatched

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    3 chickens are dead my friend says to bleach the coop dose that work?
     
  8. THEMADCHICKEN13

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    Thanks a lot Ms.k
     
  9. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    No, do not chlorox the coop. Just not necessary, if you want, a good brooming out is fine. Fresh bedding can make you feel better. Chickens are not that picky. It is more important to have a dry coop. Washing it with chlorox will just get it damp and have chlorine fumes, neither are good for chickens. DRY is best.

    Just dead chickens, almost always are internal problems, not disease problems. Disease problems the bird looks less than perky, then ruffled and larthargic, then dull comb and sunken eyes, then snotty beaks. They are truly sick before they are dead. However, I would not chlorox then either. I would cull that bird, pretty darn quick, and keep an eagle eye out on the rest. Again dry is best.

    Do take a good look at your set up, is it dry? Is there good ventilation? Is the manure under control? These are the most important things.

    Mrs K
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ditto the no bleach....and good questions about coop.
    Also what is size of coop in feet by feet?
    How many birds(ages and genders) and have they always lived together?
    The bloody nose could be panic flight crashing into walls .....and deaths from broken necks.
     

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