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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicks Away, May 16, 2016.

  1. Chicks Away

    Chicks Away In the Brooder

    Mar 25, 2016
    I went out this morning to check on the girls and found one of my Barred Rocks had died in the night. she was only 3. the day prior she was active, vocal and social. Late this afternoon one of my Rhode Island Reds is lethargic, thirsty, labored breathing and a loose runny stool. I have given her electrolytes but other than that I'm not sure what to do.
    I have called numerous vets in the area and none want to deal with chickens. I'm at a loss. Her crop feels fine. In fact the other hens were much larger from eating all day. I know it's not much info but it's all I have. any ideas?

  2. KerryP

    KerryP Chirping

    Jul 1, 2015
    Google for an Avian Vet in your area. Usually there's one around... they deal only with birds.
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Any possibility they got into something rotten, moldy or rancid?
    How about any poisons (weed killer, rat poison, fertilizer)?
  4. Unfortunately all the symptoms that you listed are shared by every poultry ailment on this planet.

    There is little or nothing that you can do to "cure" chickens.

    About the only cure is time and to let time work its' magic you need to support the chicken (help keep it from dying) with TLC.

    Good luck.
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