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My chickens are just dying. :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SallyC94, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. SallyC94

    SallyC94 Out Of The Brooder

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    So my chickens have been getting sick and just dyimg lately. In the past week I've lost 4 chickens and two ducks. They just stand around wobbly, with their head under their wing (like pictured) Does anyone know what this could be? I'm afraid I might lose all my poultry :(
     
  2. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't help you much with diagnose, but I can give you some tips that might help and shouldn't hurt, until someone can share some insight. Is it your whole flock or individuals? I would get them ALL on electrolytes. You might also put some added heat in your coop to keep them warm.

    What is their poop look like? Diarrhea etc?
     
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  3. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would also find out where in your state (assuming you're in the US) you can send birds in for a necropsy and do that ASAP.
     
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  4. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have they possible had any moldy or contaminated feed?
    Check vents to see if they are normal.
    Are their crops full, swollen, hard, or soft?
    Any eye discharge?
    Breathing difficulties?
     
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  5. SallyC94

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    Thanks everyone. I believe they did get some moldy feed. They are doing better now!
     

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