Dead Chicken Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jkuklinsky1, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. jkuklinsky1

    jkuklinsky1 New Egg

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    Hi- new to the forum and to chickens. We inherited 11 chickens from a friend about 1 month ago. Last week our neighbors dog got 2 of them. This morning when we went out to tend the chickens found one dead in the coop. I have inspected it thinking she received some injuries from that dog attack but cannot find anything. The chicken is about 1 1/2 years old and is a black australorp. The other chickens seem fine this morning - eating drinking, talking, scratching. Any suggestions? Also worried about eating eggs if this is a sickness.
     
  2. GreenMeadows

    GreenMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can isolate and just not eat the eggs for a while if you are worried but if you didnt give any meds then you are fine to eat the eggs. So sorry about the loss!
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  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] I wish you had joined under better circumstances.

    Based on what you said about the attack, I would say the bird died from internal injuries. I wouldn't think that you had a sickness unless you are having something else going on that you didn't mention. Are your birds showing any signs of illness?
     
  4. jkuklinsky1

    jkuklinsky1 New Egg

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    no - for right now they all seem to look and be acting normal. Thanks for the advice.
     

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