Dead Buff Orpington

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hillaryg, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. hillaryg

    hillaryg New Egg

    Mar 20, 2016
    I came home to find one of my buff orpingtons dead. She was laying down on her fenced in area and just didn't look right. I checked her over and there is no blood. She has access to clean water and food. She was not acting strange and laid an egg yesterday and today I believe. She was 5 months old and my first chicken to die :( doesn't help that my 6 year old found her.

    Should I be worried? Does this just happen or was she ill? Should I throw out the eggs I've collected from her this week?
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    I'm sorry for your loss.

    There is no way to tell the cause of death without a necropsy.

    Chickens have been known to just die. She may have had a stroke or heart attack. You just never know.

    If you do find that more die in short order, then you will need to investigate further.

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