Hen died quite suddenly...why??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FlutterbyChicks, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. FlutterbyChicks

    FlutterbyChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2015
    So I just went out to check on my girls, and my 11 month old Buff Orpington was laying there dead. I was just out there maybe two hours ago, and she, along with my 6 others were all perfectly fine. What could've happened?? There was no blood on her anywhere except a little spot on her comb where I think maybe the others were starting to peck her (or maybe not). No feathers missing. I just don't understand...
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    It can happen from so many things.
    I was watching a rooster walking around dancing for hens. I turned around and he was dead, just seconds later.
    I had a necropsy done at the state vet school.
    He had a heart attack.

    I recommend you do the same.

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