Chicken Suddenly Died Right In Front Of Me

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Raea, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Raea

    Raea In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2016
    It was the weirdest thing. My chickens were where they weren't suppose to be, in my backyard. They keep escaping the fenced area for them that's just past my backyard. So, I went out there with food and had them follow me back to put them in the fenced area. My black chicken happily followed me back past the fence to chase after the food I was throwing. Then suddenly she's laying down, flopping around with her eyes closed. At first I thought she was just laying down, maybe dust bathing, because she was literally perfectly fine just two seconds ago. Then she just started flopping and died within seconds. I don't understand what could have happened. She seemed fine and happy seconds up until she died. Then out of no where just drops dead. I don't understand it. Does anyone known what could have possibly happened? Should I be worried about my other chickens? I just don't get what could have caused something like this?

  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Living in a galaxy far, far away...

    [​IMG] Wow, that's weird.
    It sounds like a heart attack to me. If she was older than 3-4 years then it probably was. Maybe she had a seizure. I doubt that epilepsy is common in chickens, but there is that possibility. Beyond that I have no idea; I'm no expert [​IMG]
    So sorry you lost one of your girls! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2016
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Songster

    Jul 19, 2016
    @PeepersMama Agree

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