one of my birds died

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by alisa53, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. alisa53

    alisa53 New Egg

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    Hi, folks. We are somewhat new to guineas and to poultry in general. We have 13 adult birds, four juveniles and five keets now about 8 weeks old.

    One of my adult male birds seemed to grow a bit weak and distant over the last couple of days. He seemed to separate from the flock and looked weak, but was alert and able to move around. This morning I found him dead. I did some reading online and don't see a ready explanation for this loss. I am, of course, concerned about my other birds, but everybody else seems fine. My birds have some natural browse, but eat Layena Crumbles to supplement, as well as scratch grains.

    Can anyone fill me in on what might have caused this?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    So sorry for your loss. Do you know how old the adult birds are?
     
  3. alisa53

    alisa53 New Egg

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    Yes - purchased them in two waves - one group is probably 18 months and the other now about 14 months. Young birds, all - and I'm not really sure which group this adult male belonged to.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    I'm sorry for your loss. Hope the others are ok.
     

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