1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Dead chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dpt, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. dpt

    dpt Hatching

    Jul 5, 2010
    I found a dead chicken today; probably my most most friendly one, a Black Australorp. The only thing I noticed is that her vent is bloody and fleshy – almost like some of the inside flesh was inverted out. It is about 10 degrees out last night and the rest seem fine. Does not look like she was pecked at all. It did look like she had been on top of the watering station as there was blood on it. The water was frozen this morning (as is most mornings right now) and looks like it the tray had been pecked with chickens trying to get water. Thanks

  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Poor girl, sounds like a prolapse. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] for you

  3. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Songster

    Sep 27, 2010
    Bellefonte, PA
    [​IMG] Sorry for your loss.
  4. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    Yes, it sounds like she was the victim of a prolapse. It happens sometimes... [​IMG] Sorry for your loss.
  5. dpt

    dpt Hatching

    Jul 5, 2010
    It was not much tissue; maybe the about half the size of a golf ball. Is that enough for a prolapse? She was one of my favorites; very friendly. Thanks
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I haven't had that happen to any of mine yet but from all I've read thats what it sounds like. How old was she and had she been laying before this happened? so sorry for your loss.
  7. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    She may have prolapsed because she was eggbound or an internal layer and couldn't push out what felt like needed to come out. You may be able to figure it out if you do a necropsy.

  8. Huston's Happy Hens

    Huston's Happy Hens Songster

    Jul 14, 2008
    Dewitt, MI
    Quote:Hey DPT looks like you already have your answer...I didn't respond sooner - Christmas lunch w/the office and then a retreat (movie) - LUN

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by