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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bird Friendly, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. Bird Friendly

    Bird Friendly New Egg

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    I'm really happy to have found this site, even if the reason for my web search isn't as happy.

    My bird, Chicken Mole, passed away this morning. I am really upset that my lovely bird passed away. I didn't think I would be this upset, but I am.

    I am also concerned about my remaining flock: 3 hens, 1 rooster. They look fine. Although Chicken Mole's sister is being bullied by the other hens.

    Chicken Mole became lethargic yesterday evening; my wife, Michelle, noticed that she had been having watery stools earlier in the day but didn't think anything of it.

    Should I be concerned about the rest of the flock?

    We also have 4 dogs, 1 puppy (10 weeks), and a cat. Do you folks think that my non-bird companions be transmitted whatever killed Chicken Mole?

    What about my human family; can we get sick as well?

    Thanks for your feedback.

    Linda
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry you lost a hen this morning. [​IMG]It is never easy to lose them.

    Was this hen very thin that passed today? The reason I ask is that you say another hen has watery stool. They could all have worms. Have you wormed your flock recently? An overload of worms will suck the life right out of birds and kill them in no time.

    Most diseases are host specific, which means you cannot catch what they have and visa versa.

    You might also post more info about your hen with the watery diarrhea in our emergency section for more help...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    As for the bullies, make sure you have enough room in your coop and run. Give them things to do to keep them from getting too bored and if you have to, cage the bully for a while to help re adjust their attitudes. If nothing seems to work, you can use pinless peepers on the bully to stop the aggression.

    Good luck with your flock. I hope you can get this hen all healed up soon.
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    So sorry about your hen!![​IMG]

    For the bullies the best way to prevent picking is to increase their space. Also, boredom busters and hideaways are good too.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!


    I'm sorry about your hen. [​IMG] Hopefully, the rest of your flock remains healthy! TwoCrows gave you good advice.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry to hear about your hen! X3 on TwoCrow's advice.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm sorry about Chicken Mole. It's always sad to lose one of our flock. Your family won't get sick from the illnesses that afflict your chickens for the reasons that TwoCrows stated. Definitely follow her advice with regard to de-worming and posting on our emergency link where you can take advantage of our experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with the rest of your flock.
     
  7. g67fam

    g67fam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome!

    So sorry about your loss. I've lost 5 to raccoons, so I know how you feel. [​IMG]

    If you need empathy/advice/anything feel free to put up a post anytime.
     
  8. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome to BYC,so sorry for your loss[​IMG]
     
  10. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Overrun With Chickens

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