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  1. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Crowing

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    So yesterday I saw two white leghorns with really floppy combs and i was taking pics of the one when I turned around and the other was on her side still breathing but looked like she was dying and I came back to the house and wenT back and she was fine except for the comb was still weird... find her dead last night now the other one is doing the same thing... Are they egg bound? I have been looking for answers online and nothing I was hoping some one could help me here :/
    They are two years old I think
    I did come across one thing that chickens from feed stores are bred to only live to 5 years old???
     

  2. Mathew544

    Mathew544 In the Brooder

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    It could be a number of things but it definitely sounds concerning. Sorry that you lost one. Did you examine the body of the one that passed? That might give you some more clues as to what is going on (i.e. egg bound). If they both were egg bound there are remedies you can try. I would search on here to find some therapy to try right away. Otherwise just make sure the surviving chicken has a safe, darker, cool area to recooperate with lots of good food (try scrambling an egg) and water. Good luck!
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    How old are are they? Is it very hot there? Have you felt their crops? Are they having normal poops? What kind of feed? Have you examined the skin around their vent feathers for lice or mites? How long since they were wormed. Very likely it might be the heat. Cool water and much shade during the day, with some electrolytes in the water helps on the hottest day.
     
  4. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Crowing

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  5. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Crowing

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    The second one died last night the others still look healthy though.... :(
     

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