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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jazzimom, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Jazzimom

    Jazzimom In the Brooder

    May 6, 2013
    I recently lost my Rooster, about 6-8 wks ago. This morning I went out to let them out and found a hen had died last night. No outside evidence. Worried.....any input will help.

  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Were there any disease symptoms, from either of them? A few birds lost each year is usually nothing to worry about-- chickens often die for what appears to be almost no reason. However, if you begin to lose more, there might be an underlying problem, or a disease.
  3. Country4ever

    Country4ever Songster

    Oct 26, 2007
    Sorry for your loss.
    I've had several very healthy hens die suddenly over the years. I found them on the floor of the coop in the morning. I think several of them may have broken their necks while jumping off the roost. Could this have happened to your chicken?
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    Need more info on the ones that died. Any weight loss, were they eating/drinking and acting normal or were they lethargic at all? Were the combs normal or pale? Any chance of mites/lice or internal parasites? Are they on a regular deworming program? Any symptoms of respiratory illness: coughing, sneezing, snotty noses?
  5. Jazzimom

    Jazzimom In the Brooder

    May 6, 2013
    I hadn't noticed any weight loss. The rooster appeared some what (drunk) the morning he died. I dont use chemicals,however I have always put ACV in the water. i did add vet RX to ther water this week inplace of the ACV.
  6. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    I don't know what killed your birds but I just wanted to add that ACV will not prevent or cure an infestation of worms and VetRx is basically useless. It works in a way similar to a human using a VIck's inhaler when they have a cold. It may help somewhat with breathing if a bird is congested but it certainly won't cure anything.

    With multiple deaths in close succession I'd be wanting to find out the cause. A necropsy would be helpful. It could be many things but worms are always at the top of the list in birds that have not been on a good preventative maintenance routine. I understand some people don't like to use any form of chemical but there are very good and very safe products available that when used appropriately can help prevent dead birds.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2013

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