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3 Year Old Hen Dead

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4estgump, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. 4estgump

    4estgump Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a 3year old r&r hen that has been laying very large eggs 1 every day. I went out to get the eggs yesterday, got the eggs but noticed she was laying in the corner of the run Listless. When i picked her up about 3 ins. of her egg laying guts was hanging out of her butt. She died about 4 hours later. Has anyone had this happy to their hens, and what my have caused this?
    Please Help 4est
     
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    It sounds like she was egg bound. There often is little that you can do to prevent a hen from dying of this. I am sorry for your loss.
     
  3. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry!! [​IMG] It sounds like prolapse... really nothing you can do to prevent it. If you catch it soon enough you can sometimes push it back in. [​IMG]
     

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