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Dead chicken- are my others safe?

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Hi,

 

Sadly I found one of my chickens dead this am. No reason I can think of.

She had had some funny poos, constant curry like poos,some with blood in.. I wonder if she had some illness or worm. I have seem pic of poo that look like hers and it suggests could be some type of parasite.

 

Any how do I need to do anything with my other chickens?? Could it spread to the other birds???

 

Any thoughts or help greatly received.

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Sad fact of life is that sometimes chickens die for no good reason.They seem to go downhill everso quickly so unless you're with them 24/7 it will go un-noticed.Best thing is to keep an eye on your remaining hens for any sign of illness.

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sound very like a bacteria infection, brachyaspira is VERY common at the moment. sending a sample of poo off to Retfords will give you your answer, and piece of mind about £16

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Could it have been coccidocisis (sp?). Don't think brachyspira causes blood in the poo or sudden death, typically. Agree sending sample off to Retfords is a good idea. They are cheap and efficient. So sorry about your girl. Hope the rest are OK.

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