Dead Chicken!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bern, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Bern

    Bern New Egg

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    Sep 23, 2008
    When I went to collect eggs yesterday afternoon there was a hen dead in her nest box. She was out in the morning, then dead by 3:30. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this might happen. Every not and then a HUGE egg will be in the nests. Is there a possibility that this may have killed her??? Thanks for any input.
    Bern
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Sorry that happened to your hen, she could perhaps gotten egg bound or it could have been various other things. What do you feed your chickens and did you notice anything that might give us more to go on.. like how was her poo, color of it etc. Did she act her normal self or anything strange etc. Best wishes [​IMG]
     
  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    I am very sorry about your hen.

    Did she seem to be different the last few days? Eating, not eating? Hanging in a corner droopy like?
     
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I'm sorry. [​IMG] Maybe she just had a heart Attack on the nest and passed quickly.
     

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