Dead guineas

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Droopymole, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. Droopymole

    Droopymole Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I woke up this morning to find my guineas in a rather sorry state of affair! Three were dead, one was dying, and the other four were hopping around trying to figure out what was going on! Wel, now I have four dead ones, and I have no idea on if I can give them to my pet carnivores. Any ideas? I am not sure wat killed them, and I don't know if whatever it is is transferable, so I just want to be sure, and suggestions?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Ok, you have to give more info.

    Were they sick?
    How did they act?
    What other signs were there?
    Did the others act distressed?
    What predators do you have?
    Any wounds on the bodies?
     
  3. Droopymole

    Droopymole Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, well they live inside at the moment. I was moving them into the coop next week...so no predators.

    they were fine when I went to bed last night.
    I woke up, nd three were dead and one was dying....
    the others were distressed, but I took them out of the cage, and the calmed down post haste. and no, no wounds.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    What about diet? How old are they? What has changed in their housing?
     
  5. Droopymole

    Droopymole Out Of The Brooder

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    I feed them Purina Flock Raiser.
    They are almost three months old.
    and the only thing I did, was move them into the wire cage in the middle of the floor, because they outgrew them smaller one...
     
  6. Droopymole

    Droopymole Out Of The Brooder

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    Am I able to feed them to my dogs? I really need them out of the hosue [​IMG]
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would not eat nor feed to anyone or any animal something that was dead and I had no idea how or why it died. Illness and disease can be passed on very easily.
     

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