Silkie died

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mikey_s2005

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« on: September 11, 2007, 00:00 »
We had 1 blue silkie hen and 1 cochin plus 2 gold silkies, all the birds got on really well together and were eating really well, when we put them into the shed the other night all seemed fine but in the morning the blue silkie was just lying in a nest box and was quite floppy anyway within half an hour she was gone, checked her over but no visible signs of anything and the other three seem fine.
Any ideas please
Mike

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muntjac

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 00:02 »
cant help with it matey  no symptoms to diagnos. they do that sometimes .keep an eye on the others and feed some dandelions from non roadsides .feed and water  check for worms and mites etc .hope it was just a one off  :(
still alive /............

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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 00:06 »
Thanks for your very prompt reply, we put it down to being one of those things but wanted to hear it from someone else too, you know what us newbies are like  :lol:
Once again many thanks

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muntjac

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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007, 00:08 »
no probs always here to help if we can  :wink:

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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007, 17:29 »
Chickens do sometimes just die  :cry:

Birds can die quickly from red mite (causes anaemia).  But assuming that is not your problem, birds have very high blood pressure and can be suseptible to heart attack or stroke.
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007, 20:39 »
Awww sorry to hear that Mike, but like Munty and Aunty say, chickens do just sometimes die, for no apparent reason.  OH always tells me they can just have a heart attack and keel over, but its still sad when it happens.

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mikey_s2005

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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2007, 15:32 »
Thanks for all your support and reassurance this forum is truely a godsend
Many thanks
Mike



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