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Any idea what caused this?

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This hen acted "off" a few days before she died. She would just sit around but would eat if I offered her food. The day before she died I noticed her legs and feet were really swollen. Any idea what caused this and is it contagious?
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Welcome to BYC. If you still have her body, you may want to open up the organs in the abdomen to look for white deposits that may be gout. It can cause the swelling of the feet. Mycoplasma synovitis can also cause swelling in the feet and leg joints.  Sorry for your loss, and if you do a ncropsy, please let us know what you find. Here is a link about gout:

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/6/diseases-of-poultry/232/gout/

http://www.hyline.com/aspx/redbook/redbook.aspx?s=5&p=36

 

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Edited by Eggcessive - 9/30/15 at 3:34pm
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