1 hen dead, 1 hen very ill

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenman111, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. This morning I found one of my hens lying dead in the chicken run, and I found another hen down in the roosting room, she's a little better now, up moving a little. I checked the dead hen, and the other one, but there are no apparent injuries, no sign of mites, or worms, and they were fine yesterday. Any ideas on what happened?
     
  2. casportpony

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  4. ok, I'll look into it
     
  5. The other hen died during the night. I checked the one that died yesterday again, I had noticed she had a floppy neck, I thought she just hadn't gone stiff, but her neck was still floppy, and appears to be broken. Any ideas why that would be?
     
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  7. Tatianna

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    Kathy is right... you should definitely send them for necropsy. You never know what they could have or transmit.
     

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