One of my roo's just suddenly died, does the flock need any treatment?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Smartie_Pants, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Yesterday one of my little Ancona roos was acting strange. He stayed in the coop all day and when I got him out and brought him into the yard he walked really slowly and his tail drooped down instead of being held up. I went out today and found him dead. He was acting perfectly fine until yesterday and then just died. None of my other birds have shown any signs of ill health, but I want to be sure this wasn't a disease or something he could have passed around. Does it sound like any of the diseases out there, or do you think there was just something wrong with him?

    Here's a picture of the little guy:

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Since you have no idea what was wrong with him, no, I would not treat your flock. Just watch. Sometimes roosters just die of heart attacks and such. If there were no other symptoms, could have been poisoning or something else non-contagious.
     
  3. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Quote:Thanks. I didn't think I would need too, but I wanted to be sure the symptoms didn't ring any bells. From the time he showed any symptoms to the time he died was only 24 hours, so I wanted to make sure it wasn't some fast acting disease or anything.
     

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