When A Chicken Dies....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by peepinglaura, May 15, 2009.

  1. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    Is it typical, or conversely is it an indicator of certain cause of death, if a chicken dies and there is blood in one spot on its head? I remember when I was a kid I saw an otherwise intact bird that had died and had the same blood spot on the side of its head.

    We found our silkie rooster dead this morning. He was only 11 months old He seemed fine yesterday. I'm trying to figure what might have happened.

    Thanks for any ideas,

  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    You can contact your local university or agricultural extension to ask. Put the roo in a bag in the fridge for now.

    Sorry to hear of your loss.
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    What did the rooster act like before this?
    does any of the hens have a bloody discharge?
    with the blood on the head or side of the head It would denote that he had some problem inside that bled out when he died

    yes you can have a autopsy done to find out

    to get the rest going I wouls use the
    wet mash probiotic
    1 qt od dry crumbles
    2 qts of milk any kind
    1/4 cup of yoguart
    mix good and feed 3 tbsp per chicken so that they eat it in 20-30 minutes

    also in the water put 2 tbsp of ACV to a gallon of water
    then look the manure over as if it is wateery and has blood in it them you need to get going on the copccidiosis medication
    the amproylium is best if you can get corid
    then use it in the
    medicated wet mash
    1 qt dry crumbles
    2 qts water
    in the water put 1 tsp of amproylium
    to get them going on the medication
    and use the amproylium in the water also

    you can email me PM for help
    keep us posted to let us kno what happens on this
  4. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    Thank you. Thw others appear to have normal/ non bloody stools, but I'm going to go re-examine.

    I appreciate all the info, and feel relieved to have this guide.

    He was acting completely normal- loving, sweet, his normal self.

    Again, thank you.

  5. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    One other thing: Is this typical? His vent was very open when we found him. He had been dead for about 20 hrs



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