Dead Guinea

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Angus2914, May 2, 2017.

  1. Angus2914

    Angus2914 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 16, 2016
    North Middletown, Ky
    Found one of my full grown fowl dead with no apparent injuries or visual causes, any notions?
  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 23, 2015
    I'm so sorry to hear that. I just found one of my hens dead in the coop a couple days ago. Her name was Captain.

    With Captain I noticed she was hesitant to perch a few days before, like she wanted to lay an egg, so I didn't think much of it. When I found her she seemed swollen in her belly and had a runny nose, so it must have been the disease the has been killing my older hens who have lowered immune systems.

    If it was a female it could be egg binding or some other issue caused by eggs. Sometimes they can just choke though, or have some other issue that can't be prevented like a tumor.

    Again, I'm sorry you lost you're guinea. Hope the others are doing well!

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