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Dead chicken :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by joenange, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. joenange

    joenange Hatching

    Jan 12, 2015
    Hi guys, new to forum thing.

    I have two 6 month old isa Browns and yesterday when my son picked one up I noticed she threw up quite a lot for the first time, she then layed under the trailer for the arvo which I thought was strange cause usually she is wondering around the yard, this morning when I woke she was dead in her coop :( this is our first time it's chickens so any idea of the cause of death? Not visible signs of injury and from what I can see poos were normal. We do have the odd cane toad here so wondering if she may have pecked at it? Other chook is a bit distressed but seems healthy.
  2. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Songster

    Dec 23, 2014
    Welcome and sorry for your loss.
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Welcome to BYC. Sorry for the loss of your chicken. Sudden death is difficult to understand and to diagnose without more history. The vomiting could have been from a sour crop but that's all I could guess about.
  4. Buzz88

    Buzz88 Hatching

    Mar 25, 2014
    So sorry! One of my Barred Rock hens was dead in the coop several days ago. She looks like a deflated balloon. Any ideas?
  5. joenange

    joenange Hatching

    Jan 12, 2015
    Thanks everyone, very upsetting for the kiddies. Haven't heard of sour crop before so I will do some research.

    Is there any other specific care needs I should be doing for the chooks? Obviously fresh food n water, shelter etc. Wasn't given much I formation when we first got them.

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