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Chicken sickness and death

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by karlajm, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. karlajm

    karlajm Just Hatched

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    Dear all,

    One of my four backyard chickens just died, literally in my arms! I noticed when I went to give them an evening snack, that she was still sitting on the nest where I'd left her in the morning..... this did not seem normal to me. When I picked her up, she was lethargic. I was thinking of being egg bound but when I inserted a lubricated finger in her vent, it was empty. There was a yellow discharge around the vent though.
    Does anyone have an idea what this might be? I'm a little worried that it may be infectious....

    Thanks for your advice!

    Karla

    PS I tried to add a photo but I can't figure out how to do it (I have a MAC)
     
  2. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm very sorry to hear of your loss! [​IMG] You can't add a picture because as a new member you need 10 posts before you can add photos.

    Was the yellow discharge foamy?
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You could post in detail at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread and see if they could tell you what she may have died from.
     
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - sorry for your loss and i hope that the ER members can make suggestions as to what could have been wrong.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  6. karlajm

    karlajm Just Hatched

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    Thanks for your reply! No, it wasn't foamy. It was greenish yellow...
     
  7. karlajm

    karlajm Just Hatched

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    Hi CT Ken, I'm still new to the site and it's a bit overwhelming especially when you're looking for an instant cure for what's obviously a dying chicken ):
    But it's good to know that thread is there! I will look it up.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. blondie52168

    blondie52168 New Egg

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    So sorry for your loss. I too lost my oldest and best hen yesterday. She was in her nest box as if she feel asleep and didn't wake up, she was a,sweet,girl. I hope you can find out what happened to yours. Prayers for comfort
     
  10. ampho

    ampho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lost my beautiful golden Wyandotte yesterday Athena she was acting strange and tired. last two weeks but still eating and drinking and laying. Three years old.
    Nothing looked abnormal could this just be her life span? So sad[​IMG]
     

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