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Chickens fine this morning - then one dead on the nest - no marks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Eliza, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Eliza

    Eliza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my girls were fine this morning. Went out to coop tonight, and one hen Sally was dead in the nest. Not a mark on her. We buried her. OH My Hen! I can't imagine what did her in? I suppose that birds are good at hiding illness until they are overwhelmed. They eat the hay I put in for nests, but they don't smell, they eat find and look good. Wouldn't I notice sour crop?

    First losses are the worst...
     
  2. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like she was egg bound? I'm so sorry for your loss. We just had our first and although I've heard time heals all wounds, I have yet to believe it fully.
     
  3. mksenoj

    mksenoj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very sorry for your loss.
     

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