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Dead peahen and chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KO-KO-MO, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. KO-KO-MO

    KO-KO-MO In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2010
    Last week, I noticed that one of my peahens was acting like something was caught in ther throat. Thrashed around and then was sluggish. The next morning, I found her on the coop floor dead.

    Then, one of my chicken hens started acting differently - sluggish, not able to walk very well. The next morning, she was dead. Both birds seemed to have a squirt for poop.

    I started them on antibiotics from the local Amway store. Water starved them for one day then added the gallon of solution to their waterers. I am hoping that this is the end of it. Does anybody know what worm this is and am I doing the right thing by giving them the antibiotics?

    NOTE: The peafowl and the chickens are kept in different enclosures and coops but they are beside each other.

    Thanks for any help and advise.

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