help! 8 month old hen died suddenly

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

  1. crumberly

    crumberly New Egg

    Nov 15, 2010
    Hi, i am new to this site. Last night Freckles, one of my 8 month old americaunas was laying in a nest instead of roosting. I picked her up and noticed her chest was a little damp like she had been sweating, which i know they don't do. I placed her on the roost thinking maybe she just got wet from one of the water dishes or something. This morning she was back in the nest and she had just died, she was still warm. There were no other symptoms everyone else is fine. Any idea what would cause her chest to be damp? There was no fluid leaking out of her beak last night. I am going to do a necropsy
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Sorry for your loss. Let us know what you find.

    Oh, and- [​IMG] I wish it was under better circumstances.
  3. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    I'm sorry. [​IMG] A 5-6 month old pullet I sold to a neighbor just dropped dead with no sign of sickness or injury. Sometimes these things just happen. Perhaps it is weak heart or something we can't see. If it happens to more than one within a short time, then it is reason to worry and investigate fully.

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