Death of a chicken from a storm?

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  1. chickenwoman25

    chickenwoman25 New Egg

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    Recently one of my chickens 1 yr old road island red died. That night we had a very bad lightning storm with rain. She hadn't been sick and was laying fine. I found her on her side the next day under her roost like she had fell off. Anyone else ever had this happen? So sad she was the most friendly girl.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I am so sorry to hear you lost your hen. Maybe the sound and fury of the storm scared her badly, and she had a stroke or heart attack. Was the coop damaged at all? How high was the roost? Do you think it was high enough where the fall would have killed her. A lot of times it's impossible to figure out what caused a death.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - sorry for your loss. @DD asks some good questions.

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I'm so sorry to hear you lost one of your girls :hugs Drumstick has mad some great suggestions as to what could have happened to her. Once again I'm very sorry but please do enjoy your time here in BYC :frow
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    So sorry! [​IMG]
     
  6. x3Silksx3

    x3Silksx3 New Egg

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    Awe, Sorry for your loss. [​IMG], The main reasons for Death in a rainstorm (my prediction), Is that she couldv'e passed away from hypthermia, stroke or heart attack. All chickens are a bit sensitive when it comes to little things that scare us people. The most common death from a rainstorm and such, Is drowning, very possible, Depends if she was wet or damp and felt a little wet. As you see, chickens dont have that big of nostrils and can cause drowning of soakage. [​IMG] Have a good day!
     
  7. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry for your loss. Welcome to BYC :)
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your lose I think we all no how you feel. I went through it and I'm sure everyone else has too. Best wishes!
    Hope you have a good day!
    Jenna :)
     
  10. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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