Silke Dying?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken George, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Chicken George

    Chicken George Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys, about an hour ago I went to check on a couple of my birds and saw that my silkie rooster was lying on his side and was barely breathing. I removed him and his hen from the main enclosure. I then tried to water the rooster with a dropper full of sugar water and he started to make gurgling noises and spit up what I had given him. I'm not sure what's wrong with him or what I can do to relieve any pain he's in if he's in any at all. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. I almost forgot to mention that I moved him away from the flock and put him in a brooder.
     
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  2. Chicken George

    Chicken George Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: I just checked on him and he died. If any body knows of what could have killed him can you help me out with this?
     
  3. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    I'm solo sorry for your loss! if he was making gurgling noises perhaps it was respiratory.
     
  4. Chicken George

    Chicken George Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it might have been but his hen's been breathing well. Is there anyway for me to tell what kind of infection/disease it may have been?
     
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    There are many possibilities and unfortunately there is no way to tell exactly what killed him without having a necropsy done. If it had been a respiratory disease you most likely would have seen some symptoms earlier on rather then a sudden onset and quick death.
     
  6. Chicken George

    Chicken George Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He stopped crowing a week ago but he seemed healthy otherwise.
     

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