No Symptoms One Day then Dead the Next

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rock-n-Roo, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Rock-n-Roo

    Rock-n-Roo Out Of The Brooder

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    So what could it be?? [​IMG]

    I lost a 1yr old rooster in April then in early June another roo only 20 weeks old and now a one year old pullet yesterday. [​IMG]
     
  2. Daisy668

    Daisy668 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Rock-n-Roo

    Rock-n-Roo Out Of The Brooder

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    As far as I know there is nothing in the field.

    Thanks for the link. I will check it out.
     
  4. Daisy668

    Daisy668 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its ok. Are they old at all? Otherwise i have no idea what might have happened. I hope someone can help you.
    Daisy. xx
    P.S i dont think the links working soo....
    The List
    Alfalfa
    American Coffee Berry Tree see Kentucky Coffee Tree
    Bloodroot
    Bouncing Bet
    Bull Nettle
    Bracken or Brake Fern
    Burning Bush see Fireweed
    Buttercup
    Carelessweed see Pigweed
    Castor Bean
    Clover, Alsike & Other Clovers
    Cocklebur
    Creeping Charlie see Ground Ivy
    Crown of Thorns
    Curly Dock
    Daffodil (Narcissus spp.)
    Delphinium (Delphinium spp.)
    Devil's Trumpet see Jimson Weed
    Dogbane (Apocynum spp.)
    Dutchman's Breeches
    Elderberry
    English Ivy
    Ergot
    Fern, Bracken
    Fireweed
    Foxglove
    Ground Ivy
    Hemlock
    Poison (Conium maculatum L.)
    Water
    Hemp
    Horse Chestnut, Buckeyes
    Horse Nettle
    Horsetails
    Hyacinth
    Hydrangea
    Ivy
    English
    Ground
    Poison
    Jack-in-the-Pulpit
    Jamestown Weed see Jimson Weed
    Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata Sieb. & Zucc.)
    Jerusalem Cherry
    Jimson Weed
    Kentucky Coffee Tree
    Kentucky Mahagony Tree see Kentucky Coffee Tree
    Klamath Weed see St. Johnswort
    Lamb's Quarters
    Lantana
    Larkspur (Delphinium spp.)
    Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria majalis)
    Lupine
    Mad Apple see Jimson Weed
    Mayapple
    Milkweed, Common
    Mint, Purple
    Nicker Tree see Kentucky Coffee Tree
    Nightshade
    Oleander
    Ohio Buckeye
    Philodendron
    Pigweed
    Poison Hemlock
    Poison Ivy
    Poke
    Purple Mint
    Redroot see Pigweed
    Rhododendron
    Rhubarb
    Squirrelcorn (Dicentra canadensis (Goldie) Walp.) see Dutchman's Breeches
    Staggerweed (Dicentra spp.) see Dutchman's Breeches
    St. Johnswort
    Stink Weed see Jimson Weed
    Stump Tree see Kentucky Coffee Tree
    Sudan Grass (Sorghum vulgare var. sudanense Hitchc.)
    Summer Cypress see Fireweed
    Thorn Apple see Jimson Weed
    Tulip
    Water Hemlock
    White Snakeroot
    Wild Onion
    Yellow Sage see Lantana
     
  5. Michie

    Michie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This happend also to one of my girls last week. IDK what it could have been, but I almost wonder if its possibly the heat? I am in S. Tx & she was a barred rock. Since then I am putting water on the ground in one end of the run every day to cool off the ground, just in case!
     
  6. Daisy668

    Daisy668 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ROck n roo... Is it hot where you are? Even if it's not do they constantly have the sun on them or can the get to shade? They don't even need it too be hot if they have the sun on them all day long and its quite powerful it can bring the weaks one down. [​IMG]
    Hope you find out soon..
    Daisy. xx
     
  7. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was just going to say same thing as Michie! Could definitely be the heat and humidity!
    I've lost 2 this year to heat and saved one. After that I put frozen bottled water bottles in their waterers at least once a day and more if it's really bad out. We dump the waterers every evening anyway and clorox them and refill with cool water.
    This is 4th yr I've had chickens and 1st year heat has gotten to them, but I've not remembered it ever being this doggone hot...or humid before.

    Sure hope you find what's causing it and I'm very sorry for your losses!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Daisy668

    Daisy668 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This year i've nearly lost one to the cold... but i saved it but it was close. But unfortunutly i was too late for the other chicken.. [​IMG]
    good luck to you and your chicks!
    Daisy. xx
     
  9. Rock-n-Roo

    Rock-n-Roo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks,

    The link didn't work but I got there.

    Who doesn't have clover in their field? At least here in the northwest it's as common as dandelions and grass. In fact my last brood of 50 chicks cleaned it up in their run and they are all looking good.

    But I will make a thorough scan of the field and see what else is there.
     
  10. Daisy668

    Daisy668 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some on the list are a bit pointless to be honest. Fields covered with clover but chickens apparently know what they can and can't eat when it comes to plants so you don't often hear about them being poisoned. It could be heat stroke but they normally show signs for heat stroke..
    Daisy. xx
     

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