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Barred Rock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sweetiepie mama, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. sweetiepie mama

    sweetiepie mama Out Of The Brooder

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    My two year old Barred Rock died suddenly last week. After nacropsy I found out she had ovarian cancer. This is probably a dumb question. Are the eggs that i still have, safe to eat?
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    So sorry about your loss [​IMG].

    The eggs should be safe to eat.

    But if the idea disturbs you, then it would be better to send those to your compost.


    I also lost two of my 2 yo hens this year from internal problems. Mine were both hatchery chicks - a BR and a BO. Have read that internal problems and cancers seem to appear more often in hatchery chickens and wonder - was your BR a hatchery chicken or from a breeder?

    And we did eat the eggs mine laid before they passed - they were mixed in with the others and I never really thought about whose was whose.
     
  3. sweetiepie mama

    sweetiepie mama Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes she came from Meyers Hatchery. I have a Easteregger and Buff that i got from there. Sure hope they are ok. Thanks for the information :)
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Thanks for info.

    I had 6 from a New Mexico hatchery, the four left in my flock are happy and healthy thus far. But still grieving the loss of those other two.

    Wishing all your remaining flock a healthy and long life.
     
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