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Heart attack? huh? Old age? Cause of death?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mkwags, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. mkwags

    mkwags Songster

    Jul 31, 2009
    Davis County, Utah
    I went out to my coop this morning and one of my barred rocks that is probably around a year and a half old was dead. Her eyes were closed, she was in the coop, nothing looks amiss, and all my other chickens (8 left now) are just fine. I am told that it is common for chickens to have heart attacks. Is this true? What is a common cause of death when the circumstances are like this? Thanks for your ideas.
  2. chickeepoo

    chickeepoo Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    Sorry about your hen; I too lost a pullet very quickly within a day, and I'd like to hear member feedback on this.

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