18 month Delaware is dead

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nerd0geekboyz, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. nerd0geekboyz

    nerd0geekboyz Chirping

    Mar 15, 2011
    I thought that my delaware was not producing as many eggs I would expect but she had seemed quite normal days before. The Delaware was certainly on the bottom of the pecking order (she was always timid) but I never seen her picked on by the others.

    Today, I opened my coop to find her on her belly/side dead.

    I took a close look at her head and did not see anything unusual.

    Some history: About 3 months ago I found her not wanting to roost. She should stand on the roost but not squat. I assumed that she had a bound egg. After two days inside with lots of water and an colonoscopy (finger probe) and excretion of some shell/blood she was fine.

    They free range three times per week and are fed organic feed. Often times I will feed them fruits, most recently, I fed them some cantalope.

    Anyhow, any thoughts would be appreciated.
  2. RoosterAddict99

    RoosterAddict99 Chirping

    Jul 23, 2012
    How sad! I had the same thing happen to my frizzle cochin rooster a few months ago. He didn't roost either although none of my smaller chickens did at the time (they were still only a couple months old) He fit in with the bantams but, the others didn't want anything to do with him. I'm interested to see what other people think. He was fine one night, and the next morning he was dead. I still haven't figured out what was wrong.

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