Can a hen die from being eggbound for two days?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lengel, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so confused. I lost the hen that had recuperated in my basement once before. The only thing I can think was that she was eggbound. Her comb drooped for two days, but unless someone else was laying two eggs a day, she could only have stopped laying yesterday. She seemed fine this round other than the drooping comb. Then this afternoon, she was just dead.

    Any ideas? As a group, these hens are healthy - and laying like maniacs!
     
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm sorry for your loss...
    It takes a huge toll on them if the egg is softshelled, or too large...
    Remember Elvis stroked out on the hopper too...same thing...
     
  3. Yoko

    Yoko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :hitsorry for your loss
     
  4. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shoot. I probably should have put her in the basement sooner. She recovered so beautifully before. At least I'll know next time.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss. She could have ruptured a blood vessel while trying to pass a large egg..it happens very fast and is often fatal.

    Jody
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  7. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    to answer your question> yes they can (it just depends on many things and you will never know for sure without a necropsy)
    Sorry for your loss (((hugs)))
     

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