Barnyard just up and died

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kellij, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. kellij

    kellij Out Of The Brooder

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    Our sweet Barnyard (some type of mix, maybe sex-link) passed away last night. She was going broody on Tuesday, wouldn't leave the next box until after we removed the eggs that afternoon. Put all the chickens to bed and after checking later in the night she was up on the roost.

    Let them out Wednesday morning and she came out fine. Checked on them through out the day and she was just standing in the same spot moving her head around just slightly, half sleeping. Gave them some treats, but she didn't come to get any. Came back to check on them and she had moved over to the waters. She moved a little more then laid down this was about 4 PM.

    Went to put them to bed at 8 and she was dead, laying in the same spot. She was a great egg layer and almost a year old. We've never had any problems with her and then this. We are still in shock and can't figure out what happened. [​IMG]

    The weather has been mild the last few days so we don't think it was heat related.

    ~Kelli
     
  2. ringwurm

    ringwurm New Egg

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    I'm not sure what happened but sorry to hear about your loss.

    Greg
     
  3. krackerhill

    krackerhill Out Of The Brooder

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  4. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    I'm so sorry. :aww
     
  5. Galaxie_Man

    Galaxie_Man Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Get a necropsy done if you still have her body. Keep the body refridgerated (not frozen) until you can get her to a lab. In Connecticut, UConn Bio-Pathology does it for free under the guise of monitoring for avian flu. Otherwise I'm pretty sure the cost is minimal, but at least you'll know why she died.
     

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