found dead chicken today. should I worry about the others?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bbower, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. bbower

    bbower Out Of The Brooder

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    My dh found one of our orpingtons dead in the yard this morning.
    We have three other chickens and are concerned about eating the eggs or for that matter the chickens. She had a bald butt for weeks before and the vet didn't seem concerned about it. Should we worry about the others? It doesn't appear anything got to her.
    dh said she smelled very foul while cleaning the area she was in.
    Thanks, Brenda
     
  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first some questions that need answers
    (1 what and how much feed do you give the birds daily?

    (2 how old are these chickens

    (3 is there a rooster in with the hens?

    (4 the foul smelling stuff is probably in the hen
    she may have had a tumor which is of yellow color and in her vent and back, plus a lot of water foul smelling

    (5 you should have opened the hen and looked at her insides

    (6 thus do the others have any of the same symptoms?

    you can email me PM for more help
     

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