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First loss in a long time.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by michpetea, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. michpetea

    michpetea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found our RIR - Jo Jo this morning. She must have passed last night soon after she went in. Almost like she fell off the perch. No trama, no discharge. She was a Spring Pullet last year. We have lost two others to predators, but not one like this. Our last flock introduction was in August and nothing particular has changed with the weather this week. I am stumped. She had been a late layer, but usually produced daily since. It has been two or three days since she layed. Ideas? Everyone else seems healthy and fine this morning.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Have you thought about doing a necropsy to see if she had something internal going on?
     
  3. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea, but I'm sorry to hear about your loss. *hugs*
     
  4. michpetea

    michpetea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really starting to think she was egg bound now. Everyone else has stayed healthy. Thanks for the help.
     
  5. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry for your loss.[​IMG]
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    sorry for your loss..[​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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