my buff braham just died

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pedro24, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi i had a buff braham and
    he had been limping for a while
    but i just thought that it was from
    fighting threw the fence with my
    other bird and then today he was
    doing good and when i went to
    close up the pen he was died and
    i was giving him vitamins and that
    kind of stuff trying to get him feeling
    better.

    if any one has any info to share i would
    really appreciate all the help
    thanks.
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    Last edited: Jan 2, 2011
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    can you fill out all the info from the sticky at top of page please ,we could probably help if we had more info. Thanks
     
  3. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sooo sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  4. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Miss Lydia
    i went into the pen to
    close it up and he was
    limping so i thought that
    he might of been trying to
    fight threw the fence so i
    moved him and his hen to
    a different and gave him some
    vitamins and i watched him for about
    3 day and he was getting better and
    started walking better and the i went in
    to open the pen when i found him dead
    the only thing i really noticed was his toe
    had some blood on it but there was barely
    any.

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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I am so sorry Pedro, It's not always easy to know what happens, You could get a necropsy done or do it yourself might get some answers, Could he have flown into something and caused his foot to bleed? I wish we could help more but I sure don't have any answers for you. How are the rest of your chickens acting?
     
  6. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my other chickens are
    fine they are acting like
    they always do but one
    of my are a little stressed
    but that's about it. and there's
    really nothing that he could have
    cut him self on.

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  7. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Did he have bumblefoot? Bumblefoot is generally caused by a staph infection and if it is not treated it can go systemic where it will turn deadly. Staph is also contagious, so you need to make sure he did/didn't have it. Check his feet over looking for any swelling with a black scab in the center.
     
  8. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking that too ! Staph is bad for people even.
     
  9. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    JustAChickenLittle&More :

    I was thinking that too ! Staph is bad for people even.

    Seriously bad for people. I was almost killed by a systemic staph infection 5 years ago. I have never been so sick in my entire life. And I got to spend 5 glorious days in the hospital with it. Party on!​
     
  10. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no there was nothing on his
    feet no swelling no black scab
    so i dont think that it was staph
    infection?
     

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