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Chicken found dead in run today...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SuburbanSue, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. SuburbanSue

    SuburbanSue Out Of The Brooder

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    will I ever know what happened? I was in the coop with them last night and they were all fine. Didn't notice anything different. Would it be from any disease and how do I know what to do for the other 6? I'm in shock. I have no clue what happened but if something is wrong I need to know. Any suggestions?
     
  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Quote:Keep an eye out for strange behavior with the rest of your flock as sometimes this can be a warning something is wrong, but also the chicken in question may have had internal issues that are not a threat to the rest.

    I can't even remember all the chickens that have passed suddenly over the years for no obvious reason and I just scratch my head and go on....
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Same here, unfortunately. With a bit of sniffling over the loss. In some cases, a lot of sniffling.
     
  4. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Keep an eye out for strange behavior with the rest of your flock as sometimes this can be a warning something is wrong, but also the chicken in question may have had internal issues that are not a threat to the rest.

    I can't even remember all the chickens that have passed suddenly over the years for no obvious reason and I just scratch my head and go on....

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  5. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One day I got 5 eggs. One from each hen for the first time. The next morning one hen was still sleeping an hour after the light came on. I brought her inside and she died an hour later. Nothing I could see and she was fine the night before. I figure hatchery chicks are like puppymill dogs......... It is going to happen every now and again.
     

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