Dead female guinea fowl.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ejcacere1, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. ejcacere1

    ejcacere1 Hatching

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    My wife has had chickens,ducks and now guineas since little and loves her animals. Today we came home,one of the females was acting normal and then suddenly the bird started convulsing and flailing about and died right in front of our eyes. She gives them fresh water 2 a day, they free range get feed with organic feed and millet and live in a heated and ventilated coup. Is sudden death syndrome a possibility with guineas?
     
  2. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! Could it have been the heat or maybe something like an insect bit her?
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC - sorry for the circumstances and your loss. Sudden death occurs in poultry and can be the result of a heart attack or sometimes a fatty liver condition. Such deaths are generally not the result of an infectious agent. Choking can also cause sudden death as can a blow to the head.
     
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  4. ejcacere1

    ejcacere1 Hatching

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    I don't know about the heat,we've come through some hot and humid weather lately. These birds come from Africa where it's hot as well. Thank you for your response.
     
  5. ejcacere1

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    Can a male peck at the back of the head of the female and break her neck? Thx for the response.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    I doubt that a peck to the back of the neck would have that effect unless the bird had some sort of congenital defect.
     
  7. ejcacere1

    ejcacere1 Hatching

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    Thanks for your thoughts.
     

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