Chicken died?!?!

Fuzzypea

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jul 5, 2009
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Gig Harbor, WA
Hello everybody!

A few days ago, one of my white silkie hens passed away....
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But what startled me most was that nothing appeared to be wrong with her before her death. I was sitting out on the deck (and my flock was playing in the compost ben) when I heard squaking. I looked up to see what was wrong, and, next thing I know, she was rolling on the ground. By time I got over to help, she was dead.

She had been showing no signs of sickness before, and, even though I looked closely under her feathers, there were no wounds and I saw no blood.
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My only theory is that she fell off the compost ben, but it isn't very high off the ground- and I dont think she was that fragile.

What could have gone wrong?

Please write back!
 
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chookchick

Songster
11 Years
Aug 18, 2008
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Olympia WA
Chickens are remarkable prone to heart attacks and strokes. My only other theory would be that she ate something she shouldn't have--any possibility she got into something poisonous? Sorry about your little hen....
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