Found hen dead this morning!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by petesgirl, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. petesgirl

    petesgirl Out Of The Brooder

    May 28, 2010
    No previous sign of sickness. I am taking her in for a necropsy, very curious why this happened. Now I am worried about my other 12 hens! Also, could the eggs be affected? I just gave some away yesterday and I am worried about that. No outward sign of illness. I looked in the coop and there she was, kinda like she fell off her roost, laying down and her neck feathers were fluffy. So sad, she was a beautifull, sweet silver lace wyandotte.
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    So sorry..[​IMG] please let us know what you find out..
  3. Heckel's Hens

    Heckel's Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    Southern VA
    Oh no!!!! I am so sorry!
  4. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2009
    Oh!!! I'm very sorry! [​IMG] I hope you find out what caused it but it sounds to me like she might have snapped her neck if she fell off of the roost in the middle of the night... [​IMG]
  5. petesgirl

    petesgirl Out Of The Brooder

    May 28, 2010
    Thank you all!
    Update: Poor dear must have flown down and hit something hard. The necropsy showed a bleeding liver due to trama. Vet thinks she hit something hard and bled out(internal) over a few days. Sad thing is she was probably hurting, but showed absolutely no outward signs of illness:( so I didn't know to help her.) I am thankful to know what was wrong though. Glad it wasn't something the other chickens could catch.
  6. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2009
    darlington pa
    My Coop
    I am so sorry,i just lost one also.I am glad u know the cause,i did not have the extra to persue my girls passing.
  7. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    So sorry for your loss!
  8. lfoose

    lfoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2007
    Medina, OH
    I'm sorry for your loss.

    If I may ask, how much did it cost you to find out what killed her?

    My husband just called to tell my one of my Sumantra's is dead. With the cold, I've been watching them closely and haven't noticed anything odd with her. No signs of anything.
  9. Fowlty Towers

    Fowlty Towers Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 25, 2010
    Space Coast, FL
    I'm so sorry to both of you for your losses! [​IMG]

    I'd be curious to know what the cost is, too, in case I lose my little pullet. I don't know what's wrong with her and the others seem fine. [​IMG] However, it would be nice to know what WAS wrong with her if she passes in order to prevent/treat the rest. Does a regular vet do this or an avian specialist?
  10. FoodKillah

    FoodKillah Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2010
    Mediterranean Sea
    Quote:I dont think a regular vet can do much with chickens. They laugh at me if i ask them about chickens [​IMG] i think a specialist, or, a very very good vet or clinic, can do it.

    how much was the cost really?

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