Dead Buff Orpington

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lilredhenmom, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. lilredhenmom

    lilredhenmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Went out to feed the girls tonight and my BO was on the ground...looking like she was sleeping. Went in picked her up and she was limp as a dish rag. Carries her out of the run and laid her on the grass. She had a seizure and died. As I went to bury her I noticed her vent area was swollen and red. Looked just like an egg. Was she egg bound? She was perfectly fine this AM...eating, drinking and squawking like normal..man, that happened fast!
     
  2. Mrs. BJ Hensley Jr.

    Mrs. BJ Hensley Jr. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crazy but did u get pics?
     
  3. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG I am so sorry for your loss.... sorry I do not know anything about this situation. Hopefully an expert will answer you.
     
  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really sorry about your hen.
     
  5. CathyRN

    CathyRN Out Of The Brooder

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    post some pics of the vent....maybe she was eggbound...so sorry this happened to you [​IMG]
     
  6. lilredhenmom

    lilredhenmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Didn't think to get pics...my son buried her. That would have been more helpful...duh!
    Wasn't really thinking ahead....it was egg sized....red and puffy....and pretty hard....but not hard like an egg shell.

    Thanks for all your help.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. chica57

    chica57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So Sorry-the same thing hapeened to one of my buffs 3 months ago-fine in the morning-3 hours later-gone-was told she was eggbound-I had no clue-really devestating- [​IMG]
     
  8. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be careful with the Buffs, not that the heat helped to make her expire but I think they are particularly suceptible to overheating. I always hate losing a goldie girl.
     

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