Dying chickens with no clue why?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sweeterdeeter42, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Songster

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    My chickens have started dropping like flies. I have no idea what is wrong with them. One minute they are fine, then the next time I see them they are unable to walk with their legs curled up under them. They still eat and drink just fine, but within a few hours they are dead. Ive lost 5 chickens and my turkey and a few more dont look so good. I have put Sulmet in their water today to see if it might be something bacterial. Very strange that nothing is different but they have suddenly started dying. They are not free range so they cant have gotten in to anything. [​IMG]
     
  2. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Songster

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    Could it be Marek's? No one new has been introduced, though.
     
  3. dawg53

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    What color is the poop from your turkeys? From your chickens?
     
  4. sweeterdeeter42

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    Quote:I havent seen any irregular looking poop.
     
  5. MrsDieselEngineer

    MrsDieselEngineer Hatching

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    Watching this thread as I'm having the same problem! Can't seem to find out what it is....
     
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  7. dawg53

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    Have any of yall seen yellow poop from your turkey's? If so, you're dealing with blackhead.
     
  8. sweeterdeeter42

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    I only had one turkey, and I lost 5 chickens before I lost the turkey. There are no other symptoms other than partial paralysis and then death. No respiratory issues, no irregular poop, no loss of appetite, nothing.
     

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