Buff Orpington Rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jdc03270, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. jdc03270

    jdc03270 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all - I went out to put the chickens(9 hens and 1 rooster) to bed to night and noticed I was missing one chicken - Greg the rooster (19 weeks), so I looked in the run and there he was - dead. I looked him all over and there was no marks or anything. Any Ideas as to why he died??

    Maybe a factor - One of the hens likes to fly out of the run and go into the yard all day. Was he stressed about this?

    Cheers!
     
  2. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was it real hot there? It's always sad to lose a pretty buff.
     
  3. LittleMamaBigPapa

    LittleMamaBigPapa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh my!! I can't imagine he was stressed over the hen leeaving the run though. He certainly could have followed her out to be near her. Perhaps he ate a poisonous spider or other bug?
     
  4. jdc03270

    jdc03270 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:it has been very hot for the past few days but yesterday it was not hot at all.

    Any more ideas? anyone?
     

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