What happened to him?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ilovemyduckies, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, this morning, I went outside to feed my chickens. I went out and found one of my roosters sitting in the corner. I tried to get him to move, but he just looked at me. He couldn't stand up, and he could barely control his neck. I put him in a crate with a light and some food. I left for 10 minutes, and when I can back, he was dead. Can anyone tell what what happened and how to prevent it so it won't happen again. Please help! I am like crying my eyes out right now.
     
  2. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you been able to examine him for any wounds?
     
  3. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think there were any wounds. He's been perfectly healthy up until today.
     
  4. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Birds are remarkably good at hiding disease, they tend to look and act normal right up until they are very seriously ill. Without a chance to record more subtle symptoms when he was still alive, they only way to know what happened to him would be to send him off for a necropsy. Many state universities or state veterinary labs will do this for a small fee.
     

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