Spiderbite maybe? Suspicious death...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by magicpigeon, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    I've just had a 10 week old silkie pullet die for no reason. I am thinking spiderbite - though I couldn't find any swollen or broken skin, I noticed she was limping only a little the night before and brought her inside to the garage and put her in a box and the next day - poof! Gone. I'm just a little um, unnerved, seeing as it's winter and it could have been infectious. Then again, we used to have a problem with funnelwebs, being in Australia and all... [​IMG]
    I checked for mites, lice, etc. Not a trace! no discharge, some normallish poop (bit on the watery side) but for the life of me I'm about to just write it off as "genetic defect" (joking.)
  2. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    So sorry for your loss!
  3. clbdownunder

    clbdownunder Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 23, 2011
    Northwest Ohio
    Very well sounds like funnel web, especially since it died within just a matter of hours. Sorry to hear about that
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    So sorry for your loss. I hope you can figure out what happened.
  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Thanks for all the nice responses [​IMG]
    I searched the area and found hardly anything, a few abandoned spider holes. Puzzling...[​IMG]

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