help!! my chicken passed away for unknown reason!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickensRPZ, May 24, 2008.

  1. chickensRPZ

    chickensRPZ In the Brooder

    Mar 29, 2008
    our chicken, red (a rhode-island red) just recently passed away.


    She was a healthy chicken and has never had anything wrong with her in her life.

    The other day we found her in a corner dead. She had no broken bones, had no blood, and no other signs of sickness.

    All we know is that she hadn't been laying eggs for a couple of days. We think the death is something to do with that.

    Any suggestions would be great!

    If you need more info, just reply and i will give more info!

    thanks so much

  2. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    Folkston, Georgia
    How old was she do you know? Also, I don't know where you are, but here at the Florida/Georgia line we have been seeing a lot of dead horses from EEE. I know there is someone that will check birds to see why they died. Usually for free! I think it is the ag dept of your nearest University, but I'm not sure. Wish I could help more! Sorry!
  3. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive 10 Years

    She may have been egg bound. and I'm sorry for your loss
  4. chickensRPZ

    chickensRPZ In the Brooder

    Mar 29, 2008
    she was about 2 years old.

    thanks you two soooooo much for your suggestions.

    what does egg bound mean??
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger 10 Years

    Egg bound is when the egg inside does not pass and gets stuck in the chicken. Chickens often show signs of panting,discomfort, swollen tissue showing from vent or no signs at all. So sorry for your loss:(

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