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Silkie chick dead

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CarolB865, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. CarolB865

    CarolB865 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had a silkie chick who as about 9 weeks old die. It was fine an hour ago out with it's flock buddies, eating, etc. All of a sudden it was flopping around in circles, beating it's wings like it was trying to get upright and then died.

    Help? I have no idea what is going on. No signs of a cold, crop felt fine, eyes clear. I'm concerned for the rest of my flock and the other silkies I have.
     
  2. sunshine ducky

    sunshine ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good morning

    Im so sorry for your loss, It does sound like your chicken was attacked by something. Did you see the whole situation? And did you inspect your chicken after its death; such as inspeting its body for any visible signs of markings,bruises or even feather loss. the reason im jumping to the conclusion something attacked it is because you said it was fine a little while ago, and it suddenly started freaking out. I would reccomend you inspect your coop and all of your chickens, lastly make sure your coop is safe from predators.

    Hoped this help
    Sunshine Ducky
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2016
  3. CarolB865

    CarolB865 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes, totally checked for any kind of marks, etc. But no sign. This was also the chick that has never gotten over pasty butt. I was told that she probably had issues inside her as well. I'm thinking that after all my work and treating of her it finally just wasn't enough. :(
     

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