Hen dead! How to keep coop clean??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by roosterchum, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. roosterchum

    roosterchum New Egg

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    I came home to a dead hen in my coop tonight. I took her out with a shovel and burried her. But I'm not sure if I should clean my coop. I will change the shavings tomorrow morning but I'm not sure if I should change the water and food or hose out the whole coop. I also don't know about the eggs I have. I sell my eggs to family and friends and if my chicken is sick then I don't wont to get my friends sick from my eggs. Should I call them and tell them to throw them away or not? I need information. HELP!!!
     
  2. sorry for your loss. I lost two hens in the past two weeks, and I am lso wondering wheather it was from a lack of clenliness..although more likely to be from old age
     
  3. roosterchum

    roosterchum New Egg

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    My hens are not even a year old. I am new to owning chickens, I got six last spring.
     
  4. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    You need to give more information.
    How are the rest of your chickens?
    What do you feed?
    Do they have fresh water? Do you add vitamins or ACV?
    When was the last time she layed an egg?
    Have they been acting sick?
    Why are you afraid?
    What are you doing for daily care?
    Cleaning out your water containers and your feed dishes should be done daily even if they are well.
     

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