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Chook found dead this morning :-( newbie

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jules21, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Jules21

    Jules21 In the Brooder

    I have 3 young chooks, and 1 of them I found in the coop this morning (nesting area where they sleep) dead. She was about 7-8 months old. She had only just starting laying, 2 eggs. She wasn't where she normally sleeps in the nesting box, but laying straight out on the straw in their night quarters. Poor thing. I haven't noticed anything really, some runny poop no idea from what chook though, though probably from eating too much greenery in their area. They were all fine yesterday, eating, drinking as usual. And she obviously took herself off to bed like normal. Just one of those things perhaps? Egg bound?

  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Songster

    May 17, 2012
    I don't think egg bound, sometimes they just aren't right from the beginning of life and we don't realize it. Could of been heart problems or something like that. Just watch for any odd behavior of the others to make sure its not something catchy or enviromental.
  3. Jules21

    Jules21 In the Brooder

    Thanks Lori. Hope it's just one of those things, and the others will be ok.

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