Dead chicken :(

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

  1. joenange

    joenange New Egg

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome and sorry for your loss.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    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

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    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 New Egg

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    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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