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I've lost 2 chickens help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by minnibear87, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. minnibear87

    minnibear87 New Egg

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    I've lost 2 chickens. 1 being a Rhode Island Red and the other a white silkie. One passed last Friday and the other this Friday. My first one that died I noticed she wasn't herself running around like a spaz her comb had this nasty stuff on it it was mucusy. I brought her in she layed down and slept for an hour then she had like I seizure and then died. My white silkie passed this morning and she was in the same postion as the Rhode Island Red but she was fine last night when my husband went to check on them and close them in for the night. I found her in the coop. The rest of the chickens are fine running around eating drinking mouthing off like normal. Any body have this happen?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you send the silkie for a necropsy?
    Contact your County Extension Agent or State Veterinarian's office and they can help you with where to send for a necropsy.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/799747/how-to-send-a-bird-for-a-necropsy-pictures

    You mention the RIR comb had mucousy stuff on it? Did the silkie have any of that? Do you happen to have a photo of the RIR comb?
    Did you look in her mouth and see if she had any mucous/pus/chunks in there? Any mucous in the nose/eyes, coughing, sneezing, wheezing?
    What type of feed do you use?
    Where are you located (state/country) any mosquitoes about at this time of year?
     
  3. minnibear87

    minnibear87 New Egg

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    Silkie had nothing on it I think it froze unfortunately it saddens me that I have go say that but the sad part is we have had colder days then that. We live in Vermont (yes it's in the USA) I use feed from tractor supply it's a crumble. just the mucous on the comb nothing wrong with the nose mouth and eyes. And no coughing or wheezing . I do not have a pic of the comb.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I hate that happened.
    IF you should have another start showing symptoms/signs of the illness that the RIR had, photos will be helpful. Also if you have another one pass on in the near future I highly recommend you send one off for necropsy so whatever illness/disease can be treated.
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Be ready for the next time with where you are sending a bird and how you're sending whether hand carrying or shipping.
     

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