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So one of our chickens, Tilly, was asleep as normal, but in the morning when we let the chickens out one of them was missing. We walked inside to find poor little Tilly dead, it was very sad. We have only had them for about 8 months, and got them when they were 2 months old. So it's not age, any ideas?? Thanks
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Hi, welcome and sorry that your first post here on BYC relates to a loss. There is something known as sudden death syndrome - bit of an enigma (could have been the cause), but one of my flock died the same way some months ago. Maybe try searching threads on the topic. 

 

The learning centre is a good place also. 

 

Keep your chin up - as people say here in Kenya "where there's livestock, there's deadstock". 

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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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. Oh, so tragic. I'm sorry for your loss. hugs.gif Did she have any signs of struggle? More details would help us narrow it down a bit.
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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:welcome

 

I'm sorry your lost Tilly, that's always difficult, especially maybe when you aren't sure why. I take it she was eating, drinking and pooping ok? Does everyone else in your flock appear healthy?

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post #5 of 9

Welcome,


So sorry about your loss, hope the others are healthy and you have no more problems.

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post #6 of 9

Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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Welcome to Backyard chickens  - sorry for your loss.

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post #8 of 9
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Everyone else seems fine, she was eating, drinking and most likely pooping. It's kinda hard to tell when they all poop so much.
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I'm sorry your lost Tilly, that's always difficult, especially maybe when you aren't sure why. I take it she was eating, drinking and pooping ok? Does everyone else in your flock appear healthy?
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I'm sorry your lost Tilly, that's always difficult, especially maybe when you aren't sure why. I take it she was eating, drinking and pooping ok? Does everyone else in your flock appear healthy?

Everyone else seems fine, she was eating, drinking and most likely pooping. It's kinda hard to tell when they all poop so much.
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