Chicken died suddenly

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cboriskin, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. cboriskin

    cboriskin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After raising my chickens for the last 2 1/2 years since they were a day old, I walked out to them this morning and found one of them dead. They are in an enclosed run from top to bottom. No predators can get in. We are in the city. She appeared healthy yesterday afternoon, she laid an egg. The only unusual thing I saw was a small blood drop and smudge on the hanging feeder. Her body was about 2 feet away. We didn't see any signs trauma on her body.
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]




    Yes this happens as with any living creature [​IMG]


    Sorry about your loss [​IMG]


    BYC has a really nice learning center [​IMG]
     
  3. chicken-herder

    chicken-herder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no! So sorry for your loss :(
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! So sorry about the loss of your hen. Do you think she got hung up on the feeder?
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    I am so sorry about your baby. I hope your heart can heal soon. [​IMG]
     
  6. Micah 808

    Micah 808 Out Of The Brooder

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    So very sorry. :(
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    So sorry for your loss - some times they just die suddenly. It doesn't sound as if you are dealing with an infectious situation.
     
  8. cboriskin

    cboriskin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. We've been trying to think all day what might have happened to her. We checked to see if there were any nails sticking out or something that may have hurt her, but there wasn't anything. Besides, she had no blood or cuts visible on her. I understand it's common for chickens to have heart attacks and a disease called ascites. I'm just wondering if any of those things could have been the cause.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Sorry for your loss, chickens sometimes die for no reason that can be detected.
     

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