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Dead chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tjmings, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. tjmings

    tjmings Out Of The Brooder

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    Came home today to find my favorite chicken dead :(. She has been seeking fine. I don't see anything wrong with her. Seems she just dropped dead. Any idea what might cause this to happen?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sorry for your loss. You can send the refrigerated body to the state veterinarian for a necropsy to look for a cause of death. You can also do a necropsy at home, and look for a stuck egg, egg peritonitis or internal laying, a blocked crop or gizzard, and worms or infection in the intestines. Exam the liver also for color and size, or spots.
     
  3. tjmings

    tjmings Out Of The Brooder

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    She is only about 4 months old. We introduced her and two others to my older two chickens about a week ago. After some minor pecking to establish pecking order all seemed to be fine. Wondering if she got into a fight with one of the other chickens. She did not seem hurt except for some marks around her head which I think were from the chickens pecking her after she was dead.
     
  4. youtubeminer

    youtubeminer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the neck or something feathers? And I had two hens fight alont but never killed each other!
     

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