Do chickens have strokes?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RDHouston, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. RDHouston

    RDHouston Hatching

    Nov 11, 2010
    I'm new to raising chickens. Got 2 RR pullet/hens? as a gift 2 weeks ago. Built a coop, feeding them scratch and plenty of fresh water. Both seem to be doing fine until yesterday. One chicken suddenly fell over and couldnt get up for no apparent reason. Seem to have lost ability to use one leg. I put it in hen house on fresh shavings. This morning it was dead. Any advise or suggestions would be helpful.

  2. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    The short answer is yes.. I think anything with a brain can have a stroke.

    Is that what killed your chicken? I don't know.

    [​IMG] .. sorry for your loss.

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