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Dead Chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by emmo16, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. emmo16

    emmo16 New Egg

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    Hi all

    Can someone please give me some advice, the other day I found a chicken outside the coop at night, so I put it back in the coop, the next morning it had died during the night, the other chickens I have had are all fine and laying as normal. Can there just die like that?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I'm sorry to hear you have lost a flock member :hugs Sometimes yes they can just die without showing many symptoms. They can be good at hiding things. Please do pop over to this section ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
    Give as much detail as you possibly can about your bird and what they were like the last few days.

    I hope you can get some answers as to why you have had this loss.

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Chickens, like many animals, tend to separate themselves from the group when they are ill. It sounds like this may have been what your girl was doing.

    As far as her cause of death, it could have been a number of things.

    How old was she and what breed?

    I'm sorry for your loss. :hugs
     
  5. emmo16

    emmo16 New Egg

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    Chickens, like many animals, tend to separate themselves from the group when they are ill. It sounds like this may have been what your girl was doing.

    As far as her cause of death, it could have been a number of things.

    How old was she and what breed?

    I'm sorry for your loss. :hugs[/quote

    She was a goldline, hen I think that's what there are called, not sure of the age but think about 18 - 24 months. No noticeable symptoms but we have had a fox lurking about and that killed another hen that had got out the enclosure about 3 weeks before. The other chickens are fine but I have put garlic and onion in the water just in case. I now have 3 other goldline and 2 other Sussex cross hens that are doing well. When we got the goldline hens there were already laying.

    I wonder if it was stress but the others haven t been off there laying??????
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    was it very cold when she was out at night?
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, wish it was under better circumstances. Sorry for your loss.
     

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