Did my OE pullet drown in the rain?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dianneS, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've had three days of non-stop rain and 26 degree below normal temperatures. One of my little OE pullets was missing tonight and I found her in the chicken yard, dead. [​IMG]

    She was just laying on her side, not a scratch on her. She had muddy tail and wing feathers and she looked as if she had been wet.

    I've had little chicks drown in the rain. This girl is no baby chick, but still really small since she's an OE. I guess driving cold rain can be detrimental to anyone that small regardless of age. [​IMG] Do you think she drown?

    Now I only have three OE's left, but one is setting on a nest, but those baby's will be crossed with EE! [​IMG]
     
  2. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could have been stress too....[​IMG]

    I am sorry for your loss. [​IMG] Both of my kids lost their OE pullets after a bath this weekend.
     
  3. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A bath? You mean the chickens got an actual bath? Why?
     

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