New member and a question about chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by minnibear87, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. minnibear87

    minnibear87 New Egg

    Mar 4, 2016
    Hello, I'm new to this forum. My name is Mindy I have 5 laying hens and 1 rooster. We live in Vermont so it does get cold here. They have a coop they get in at night they have a run. My laying hens are 1 barred rock 1 Rhode Island red 1 orp 2 Bramas. Recently I've had 1 of my Rhode Island reds pass and today my white silkie passed. My road Island Road was really lethargic her comb was pale so I brought her inside and she laid down and she started spazzing and then she passed. My white silky this morning was in one of the nesting boxes dead, it looks like she had the same thing happened to her but she had seemed fine the days before. Has anybody have this happen to them and what should I do
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2015
    I have neverr had this happen. Consider having a vet test the silkie for disease.
  3. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    [​IMG] (I wish it was under better circumstances)

    I haven't had that happen so not sure what to tell you. You could try posting on the emergencies/diseases forum to see if anyone there has ideas of what may have happened. How are the remaining birds, is everyone acting normally?

    Sorry this happened, it must be very upsetting. Hopefully, everyone else is ok.
  4. minnibear87

    minnibear87 New Egg

    Mar 4, 2016
    Everyone else seems happy and mouthy as usual and happy to see me if I have something for them thanks for the input. Couple people have asked me if they are cold it may be possible but I had 4 birds last winter and it was a lot worse and they survived the winter I did light them when it was in the negatives.
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. Sorry for your losses and i hope that the rest of your flock remains healthy.

    All the best
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Silkies aren't that cold hardy they don't have the right type of feathers to make good insulation. But RIR are robust . I hope they were just random losses and not of some disease.

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