13 week old pullet suddenly died.

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Tsmith1414

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May 13, 2021
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Edited: all are in a covered contained run with zero free range access.

13week old Maran pullet suddenly died today. She was fine this morning eating running around. Acting like a normal chicken. No signs of sickness. We had just finished the coccidia treatment but she didn’t seem to have runny bloody poop before or after but was treated as she was housed with ones who did.
No blood on her anywhere. No blood on the ground. No signs of distress. Crop was empty. She was a bit smaller than the other one but nothing alarming.

There is a large imprint in the bedding where it looks like she fell over as the bedding is all indented and displaced from where I found her body.

Never had this happen. Any suggestions?

I am 🙏🏼 the rest of my flock stays safe as I am pretty attached some of the silkies.
 
Very sorry for your loss. It would be good if you could let your state vet perform a necropsy on her body, if you can keep it cold and take it in tomorrow morning. She may have suffered some gut damage and had trouble absorbing the nutrients in her food. She could have had some other issue which might be the cause of death. Here is a list of state vets to contact in the early morning:
https://www.metzerfarms.com/poultry-labs.html
 
Very sorry for your loss. It would be good if you could let your state vet perform a necropsy on her body, if you can keep it cold and take it in tomorrow morning. She may have suffered some gut damage and had trouble absorbing the nutrients in her food. She could have had some other issue which might be the cause of death. Here is a list of state vets to contact in the early morning:
https://www.metzerfarms.com/poultry-labs.html
Ty. We are in Ontario and many vets are not accepting chickens at this time.
 
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