Sudden death

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bbuechter, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. bbuechter

    bbuechter Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had 2 Chickens that started sitting on their bottoms alot and then they lasted about a week before dieing. I got them at the same time from the same place. Since they were both Ameraucaunas I was wondering if any one has any knowlege of this.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry for your losses. [​IMG]Lots of reasons a chicken will just sit down before death. Usually what ever is ailing them makes the too weak to stand. Could have been worms, egg binding, some virus or bacteria, mites, etc...The only way to truly know is to have a necropsy done on them right after death. I would give the rest of your flock a good once over to make sure they are not suffering from something obvious.
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I'm so sorry for your losses!!
     
  4. bbuechter

    bbuechter Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the condolences. I had de-wormed, and they took about a week to pass away. The most recent seemed to be improving and then gone. Unfortunately we weren't able to take either one to be posted in time. They hadn't started laying yet and I couldn't feel any eggs in the vent.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2014
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry for your losses.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Sorry for the loss of your chicks. Please feel free to ask if you have any more questions. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Did they actually have worms before they were treated?
     
  9. bbuechter

    bbuechter Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't run a stool sample before treating, but it won't cause sudden death. I just used a feed additive I don't think she ate much of it anyway.
     

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