Please help!! Chickens dying...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Wieneke4, May 19, 2017.

  1. Wieneke4

    Wieneke4 New Egg

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    I really need some help. One of my cochin bantams died yesterday suddenly. I noticed no signs of lethargy, eating well, drinking well, and was top of her pecking order. White liquid came out of her mouth. I thought it may be ascites. However, today, 3 more cochin bantams passed today and I did notice that 2 more are moving slower than usual. The ones that passed all had white clear liquid coming out of their mouth. None of them were sick prior to this. They have a large coop, which we just moved to another section of the yard. I live in Louisiana, and the temperature has been in the upper 80s, but I have NEVER had this issue before and I've been raising chickens for the last 4 years. I always use the same feed. I bought these chickens at tractor supply as chicks and they are only 3 months old now. I have other chickens-same feed, bought same day, same location- all doing okay. Does anyone have any ideas on what this could be? Or what I can do to help them??
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please post at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures, " thread asap. The more details you can provide the more likely that can diagnose the problem. I would think the white liquid would indicate something to them.

    Have they had a chance to come in contact with any weed or parasite killer?
     
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  3. biophiliac

    biophiliac Chillin' with the Peeps Premium Member

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    Don't know if having a necropsy done on the one that passed could be an option for you? So sorry for your loss.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I see that you have already received some good advice on the ER forum. I hope that everything works out for you.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Other members have pointed you in the right direction, I hope you bird gets better!
     

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