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Found hen dead in nest box

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by silkiechick236, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. silkiechick236

    silkiechick236 Songster

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    I found one of our Ideal 236 hens dead in one of the nest boxes this afternoon. Couldn't see that anything was wrong. She was only about 9 months old. Any ideas?
     

  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

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    A friend that I sold a couple hens to had the same problem with one the hens. He took her to his vet for a necropsy. The vet said that the hens head of full of blood. Listed CoD as a brain aneurysm. The hen had popped a blood vessel in her head while trying to lay an egg.

    Matt
     
  3. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
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    Would have never thought of that one. Maybe a heart attack or something. I learn something new everyday.

    silkie, sorry about your hen. Hopefully it was nothing contagious to infect the other chickens.
     
  4. silkiechick236

    silkiechick236 Songster

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    Wow, never would have thought of something like that. I thought about cutting her open to see if it had something to do w/ her laying but I decided just to bury her. Thanks for the responses and sympathy. The Ideal 236's have the best personalities of all are birds so far. She will be missed.[​IMG]
     
  5. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    silkie, what are 236's? I'm not sure I have heard of them before.
     
  6. OccamsTazer

    OccamsTazer Songster

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    Aw, I'm sorry about your hen [​IMG]
    And yeah, Ideal 236's are gentle sweet peas.
     

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