Weaken, Fall Over and Die Disease

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by springchicken10, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. springchicken10

    springchicken10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I've had chickens on and off for years. They are kept in a secure coop that has a dirt floor, hay and roosting boxes. Predators can't get in. I bought four silkie pullets about 4 months ago. I also have 3 other pullets and a rooster. One of the silkie pullets weakened and died overnight about 3 months ago - pretty much as soon as I got them. Now I have one who has been just fine for 4 months until this morning. She wouldn't eat or move. She was sitting upright. Now, 4 hours later she is near death. What causes this? Everybody I know who has chickens says this just happens.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2014
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    There are many things that can cause what you described: Cocci, internal/external parasites, moldy feed, diseases...just to name a few. You can contact your local extension office and find out how to send a dead bird off for a necropsy, then you'd know exactly what you're dealing with.
     

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