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Sudden Deaths

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nmurry, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. nmurry

    nmurry New Egg

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    Hi there. I am new to the forum. Since July I have lost 5 hens and 1 guinea hen to unexplained death. Last week I found Mrs. Peabody, my beautiful guinea hen, dead on the floor of the chicken coop. Everything was fine the night before. Mr. Peabody was heart broken, calling for her. Two days ago, Ruth, a golden laced wynadotte, was quiet and sleepy. Slept in a nest box last night and found her dead when I got home tonight. We have a male peacock that visits occasionally. Any relation? He was here in July and I lost 4 hens unexpectedly. He was here two weeks ago and I lost two. I am heart broken to lose my girls. Anyone have any ideas on what's going on? Everyone here is named and an important part of the family. I don't know what to do. I appreciate any help. Thanks!
     
  2. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2011
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    I'm so sorry for your losses. I don't have an answer for you but here's a bump - hoping someone has some advice.
     
  3. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did they show any symptoms before they died?
     
  4. nmurry

    nmurry New Egg

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    One hen and the guinea hen just died suddenly. Hen 1, I found dead when I came home. She was dead on the floor of the chicken house. She was fine in the morning. The guinea hen was fine in the evening roosting in the chicken house and dead on the floor the next morning.

    The others who died got quiet and seemed to fail within two days. Have no idea what is going on.
     
  5. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Any sneezing or other weird behavior?
    When they were dead, did you find them with their stomach facing up?
     
  6. homeschoolchick

    homeschoolchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should contact your state lab. They might come out and test a few or give you some suggestions.
     

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