Two Died in One Week

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JohnHenry, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Out Of The Brooder

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    I had to put one girl down last Friday and today I come home from work and another hen is dead on the floor. THe Hen I put down had a large lump on her face for many months that I was not successful treating. But this girl was doing great and yesterday she stayed in the nest, I took her off an egg and scooted her out of the nest and she went to the water and drank a bunch. I thought maybe she is broody and hadn't drank all day. That night I went to check on them after dark and she was in the nest box again so I took her out and put her on the roost. She seemed somewhat docile/weak. Today I come home at 3 pm and she is dead...

    Egg Bound?
    Worms?
     
  2. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Out Of The Brooder

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    Any opinions are appreciated.
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I would say worms before egg bound.

    Worms can weaken the immune system, so the one with the lump might have not been able to fight off infection properly.

    Either that or mites.. I would worm them and check them over for parasites.

    Very sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  4. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks aoxa. I was thinking about starting the Flubenvet.
     
  5. LLB66

    LLB66 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that all of a sudden is week and lethargic, no cold symptoms, I have isolated her put some heat to her and given her food and water. no response, we have had her 2 weeks.


    Add*****just found yellow to clear mucus from her bottom.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2011
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Weak & Lethargic is commonly caused by mites.

    Anaemic chickens will become weak and die off.
     

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