Sudden Death Rooster!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicknz, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. chicknz

    chicknz Hatching

    Dec 8, 2007
    [​IMG] Our beautiful Barnevelder Roo keeled over this afternoon!!
    Im devestated we only had him about 4 weeks! The girls are all just fine and he was perfectly fine this morning running about doing his thing with the girls, i came home later to find he was not interested in his food just sitting in the corner of a shed not moving i put food and water near him and when i came back around 30mins later he was dead! he had some chalky markings on his comb and when i first discovered him ill his comb had partially a dark blue colour?? it was very quick im thinking he has eaten something he shouldnt have and has poisoned himself?? any other theories??
  2. pollysmum

    pollysmum In the Brooder

    Dec 24, 2007
    Hard to tell when they die so quickly

    Dark comb.. indicates he may have had a heart problem, and he died from heart failure.. also called sudden death syndrome in chickens

    But your right ... it may well have been that he got into something that poisoned him...

    Anything in your yard that he could have been pecking at, open cartons, boxes, packets, anything spilt on the ground, compost heap, snail pellets, cement powder, anything?
  3. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    So sorry............
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    im so sorry you lost your roo. If he was " doing his thing" with the girls...might be time to get a few of those eggs, and incubate them...maybe get his son!

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