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What caused my chicken's death

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I had a 1-1/2year old Golden Sex Link. Her neck had been broken. When we found her little body, her neck was denuded but I found no blood whatsoever. One of my "Reds" had nipped at her feathers. Since then (about a week and a half ago) we have been on a major rat/opossum hunt (kill). But, I don't think those varmints killed No rigor had set in (does that happen in chickens?). Since then we have been on a major rat kill and whatever else comes in the area (opossum). Now that I have said all that, the girls quit laying ( except the Reds...bless them)..a couple have molted and are over it, but now I am at a loss.
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I obviously had more than one issue there. Sorry all... after all that, I still don't know what killed my fav chicken
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Sorry for your loss.  :hugs

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post #5 of 7

Sorry for you loss.  Hope you can find a way to exterminate your rats and maybe the possums as well.  If you know anyone with Jack Russell terriers  maybe you could borrw them. They are very rough on rats and probably not fond of possums either.

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I'm sorry you lost your favorite chicken, that's always hard. Here's a link to the predator & pest section of the Learning Center, it may help you identify what killed your girl and how to safeguard the rest of your flock:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-predators-pests-how-to-protect-treat-your-flock

 

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Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. hugs.gif So sorry to hear about your favorite girl dying.
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