BLACK AUSTALORP PULLET DEAD ---NO CLUE?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bmchickens, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. bmchickens

    bmchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    WE HAVE A TOTAL OF 12 PULLETS AND ONE ROO. 6 EE'S AND 6 B.A. THEY GET ALONG FINE. MY HUSBAND LET THEM OUT ABOUT 7 A.M. THIS MORNING AND ALL WAS FINE. THEY BEGAN EATING AND DRINKING AS NORMAL, NO SIGNS OF ANYBODY SICK. WE WENT TO THE STORE AND RETURNED TO FIND THIS GIRL WAS DEAD IN THEIR RUN AREA. THIS AREA IS FENCED AND NETTED OVER, WITH NO WAY IN FOR ANY PREADATOR. ANY IDEAS WHAT MAY HAVE HAPPENED?[​IMG]
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Keep an eye out for anymore dying/dead chickens. If you really want to know what's wrong, send the carcass to have a necropsy performed. Most state vets will do it for free or a small fee.

    Sometimes, chickens die out of the blue. Stuff like that happens all the time, even with humans.
     
  3. mtngirl

    mtngirl Out Of The Brooder

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    :/Do you have weasels? If you do, maybe there is a small hole.
     
  4. bmchickens

    bmchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    no weasels as far as we know. no other sign of anything wrong? i should mention though that our rooster is really rough when breeding them. is it possible that the roo had something to do with it?
     
  5. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found one of my RiR hens dead with no apparent illness or injuries here awhile back. It was like she just died [​IMG] Since then I have had no illness or injuries to my flock. Sometimes they just move on.

    Sorry to hear about your loss [​IMG]
     

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