any ideas on this one?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by smarsh2, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. smarsh2

    smarsh2 Songster

    Sep 1, 2009
    all of my hens ran up to me last night looking perfectly healthy. A few moment later one was doing some sort of tail dropping, squatting motion. She then just set there. when I approached her she stood up but immediately did the tail drop thing again. Anyway, she was dead this morning. No outward signs of being sick before the peculiar actions the night before. She was nice and fat, laying eggs regularly.

    Anyone experience this tail dropping action?

    thanks ahead of time
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    emmet MI
    Sorry for your loss. :( Did you/can you check for egg bound? Get necropsy to check for ascites?
  3. smarsh

    smarsh Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    lexington, KY
    I didn't do anything. it was just before time to put them up for the night and had been a long day. intended to look at her in the morning. She was find one moment and not the next, never thought she would be dead by morning.

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