Rooster died all of a sudden......!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by josesolis54, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. josesolis54

    josesolis54 New Egg

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    I have a sebright rooster that has a respiratory disease and I've been really taking care of him and all of a sudden this morning I've spotted him just laying there dead.....any suggestions on why he died or how ?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.

    I'm sorry for your loss.

    Unfortunately there is no way to determine cause of death without testing and necropsy.

    Sometimes respiratory illnesses are hard to overcome and most are contagious. So you may want to consider sending him in so you know what type of illness you are dealing with.

    Here's some links to state labs that will test your bird for you:
    http://www.metzerfarms.com/PoultryLabs.cfm
    http://www.usaha.org/Portals/6/StateAnimalHealthOfficials.pdf
    https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/nahln/downloads/all_nahln_lab_list.pdf
     
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  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there and welcome to Backyard chickens, I am so sorry to hear about you little guy. I agree with Wyorp there, I would do a necropsy. I hope you find BYC helpful and have as much fun here as I have!
     

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