Death within 5 hrs.. what can it be? Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GwenReaper, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. GwenReaper

    GwenReaper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a 2 chicks. They were about 2-3 months old. I noticed that one of them was getting goopy eyes and getting kinda snotty. I brought them imediatly inside. They were together and I started antibiotics in there water. But the one that initially started the symptoms did not get better and died. The other chick had no symptoms and I kept her inside anyway for observation. Well she has been following me around the house and climbing up my leg when I sit down. No signs of illness. I had to run some errands, i put her back in her cage and left. When I got back home she was very lethargic. I gave her some vitamins but she passed an hour later. It was very sudden. This morning she was eating drinking and being very active.. then when I got home she was dying. I dont understand. Is there any disease or illness that they can get that can act that fast??
     
  2. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea, but i hope someone does. BUMP
     
  3. GwenReaper

    GwenReaper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone had this happen?? Does anyone have a clue? I am scared if its a transferable illness that my other chickens could get it. Any help would be most apprieciated!
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    You need to get into high gear regarding hygiene- wash all your work clothes, be extra vigilant about caps, boots and gloves. Not sure what it is, but appears contagious. Everything these birds touched needs a cleanup too.
     

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