Chicken has died.. Can anyone give me reasons why???

ChurpyChicken

Songster
10 Years
Sep 19, 2009
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Let them out approximately 30minutes ago because they are free range. I have 3 houses where they sleep, and they sleep wherever they decide, she slept with the ducks last night, they always have plenty of straw and water and food.. This morning she came out and sat straight on the floor near the door, her eyes was white over and she kept crowing/ opening her mouth really wide, so I gave her some fresh water and she carried on flapping her wings and her eyes going white over and her beak open. I popped inside to get a cage to pop for in for a while to keep an eye on her, went out and she was flying against the wall. I went to pick her up and she was totally cold and her eyes wont open, I think shes dead, i've popped her in a carrier in the back room just in the hope she will come back :'( All white stuff came out of her mouth..

She was wormed over a week ago with Verm X.

They occasionally have poultry drink (red liquid) in there water. For vitamins.

She was eating fine as she had some bread and corn before she went to bed, looked totally fine.

Minus all the crying i'm now worried about my other chickens..

She is a warren approximately 30 weeks old, had started laying her eggs.

She was eating laying pellets, lettuce, bread, pearl barley.
 
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silkiechicken

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Sometimes they just die for no reason. As long as the rest of the flock looks fine and are healthy, don't worry about it. You'll get different schools of thought about worming, but personally I have never done it, and probably never will unless they are diagnosed with the problem. Reason being, worming is rough on their bodies.
 

LavenderAndRoses

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 31, 2009
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Mesa
Sorry to hear about your chickie. I don't have any opinion, just some support.
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chickenlittleton

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 25, 2009
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Littleton, Colorado
Hey there! One of my 2yo. layers just dropped one night, back in April. Found her the next morning on the floor of the coop and she didn't appear to be distressed or ill. Poor 'ole girl. Thing is.......her sisters are perfectly healthy and continue to pump out eggs. You really don't know why sometimes. Sorry about your loss! I'd be watching for anything suspicious. It's amazing what good detectives we become! (with alot of help from our BYC friends!)
 

henryetta

Songster
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May 21, 2009
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san diego, cali
~~~~"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable then they? Who, by worrying, can add a single hour to his life?" Matt. 6:26~~~~

didnt know how to put that into a "quote" but thanks for this reminder..
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