Chicken laying in coop head down, very pale comb...update....she died

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jenandnaomi, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Jenandnaomi

    Jenandnaomi In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2010
    Eugene OR
    ~Cuckoo Maren pullet not yet laying about 24 weeks old
    ~I thought it was dead when I walked into the coop this morning. Laying on her side with her head down.
    ~Didn't have any symptoms of being sick, she was running around fine yesterday.
    ~All my other birds are fine.
    ~I don't see any signs of an injury.

    Should I put her in a crate and get her away from the other birds? Should I try to get her to drink some pedialyte?
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2011

  2. card5640

    card5640 Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    Bangor area, Maine
    Yes do it right away with a baby medicine dropper. I would also mix some anti biotics into some plain yogurt or sour cream with some mash to see if she will eat it. Best of luck.
  3. Jenandnaomi

    Jenandnaomi In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2010
    Eugene OR
    I just went outside to get her and bring her in and found her dead. Is there any precautions I should take with my other birds?
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Just keep an eye on the rest of the flock.
    No real precautions, because you don't really know what happened to her. She could have been eggbound.
    Sorry you lost her.

  5. EggNoob

    EggNoob In the Brooder

    awww.. so sad. sorry for your loss..

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