Rooster laying down on side

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Speedpacer, May 30, 2011.

  1. Speedpacer

    Speedpacer New Egg

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    I touched him and he got up and ran around just fine did this for 4 months then found him dead last week what is this?
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry to hear that. do you mean over the past 4 months he would periodically be found on his side and then be roused by a touch. I wonder if it is something like a seizure disorder that finally got the best of him. I know some folks on this forum have sent their deceased chickens to get a necropsy to find out what may have caused the death. I'm not sure if the state agriculture department or the state department of environmental quality provides it.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:Welcome to BYC, and sorry for your loss. It could also be possible he had a heart valve going bad or his heart gave out. Did you notice if his comb ever turned blue or black? That would be a possible sign of a heart problem.
     

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