Unexplained deaths of 2 chickens and a duck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jfishfam, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. jfishfam

    jfishfam Songster

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northern Indiana
    In the last month or so we have lost 2 chickens and 1 duck. The only symptom seems to be lethargy. None of these birds sleeps or eats in the same area. Their ages aren't the same. They aren't the same kind of bird. 2 were basically free range (1 duck and 1 chicken). 2 Sleep in the same building, but never come into contact with each other. I don't think I see any lice or mites, but I'm going to check again. Later today I'm going to clean both coops and disinfect. I need to make sure we get apple cider vinegar into their water.
    On top of this we've also been dealing with a duck that couldn't walk and had a BAD case of bumblefoot x 4 spots and we had to operate on her and found out later from the vet that's not why she couldn't walk. She's healing. Check out my Facebook page: Fishfam Farm; to see more about her story.
    But it is all driving us crazy to figure out what's wrong.
    Any ideas?

  2. CoopersCoop

    CoopersCoop Songster

    Feb 6, 2009
    I'm curious. How are your birds doing?

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