Hen found laying on back and died -

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by coldinnh, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. coldinnh

    coldinnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH heard the girl squawking saw her laying on her back- went over said she made a loud squawk shat and died. When I left this am all girls were fine. What could have happened?
    Not even a year-BBW-about 9 mos. no other signs of illness.
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Sorry about your turk.

    I'd guess heart attack (check for swollen heart/discoloration of tissue). BB's are prone to sudden death from heat attack, chances of which peak at different ages by different routes.
     

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