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Unknown cause of death

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bazi77, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. bazi77

    bazi77 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 25 chickens but in past few weeks my flock is down to 19. Seems like I am loosing about 1 chicken a week. I added medicine in water, also gave them Tylon shots but dont really know what is causing them to die.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Give us the following information. The more you tell us, the better we will be able to help you.

    1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.)
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
     
  3. bazi77

    bazi77 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Wow, thanks for response. Here is information that I have

    1. All different breeds (BCM, RIR, Silkies, Amercana)
    2. The dead ones were slower then rest and instead of coming up to me for food, they stayed away.
    3. For couple of days before dying
    4. No bleeding or any other injuries
    5. No idea whats causing this
    6 Poop was normal
    7. Same feed, same water with medicine in it
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    10. I am adding that yellow powder in water and using Tylan via injection.
    11. No pictures yet but I can take some
    12. Bedding is only in boxes and is pine shaving.
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    How old are the birds? Could they have cocci? You are treating with Tylan... why?
     

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