A pullet found dead head-down in a cinderblock.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by QChickieMama, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. QChickieMama

    QChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    She was just fine yesterday. Strong. Pretty. About 5 months old.

    Now this morning, she's head-down in a cinderblock. While I have a roosting post in their pen, they have been roosting on the edge of this cement cinderblock. Is it possible she just fell head first and couldn't get out?

    That's my big question. If this is true, then I'd like to process her this morning. Think that's OK? In the past, I've always discarded any animal that died of unknown cause. Could she have died for some reason that I would NOT want to process her?
     
  2. tomhoogstra

    tomhoogstra Out Of The Brooder

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    Seems strange, If the hen got caught in the cinderblock head first, I think she would figure a way out.
    Perhaps she was standing on top of it and had a stroke, heart attack, anything.

    Sorry for your loss
     
  3. QChickieMama

    QChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    About 6 weeks ago, same thing happened to another pullet.

    I'm down to 2 pullets. :-(
     
  4. tomhoogstra

    tomhoogstra Out Of The Brooder

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    Try get rid of the cinder blocks and putting something else in.

    Because its 6 weeks in between, it could be a virus, infection, anything really.
     

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