HEN IS DEAD

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rael, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. rael

    rael New Egg

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    :(FED ALL HENS, ROO AND TURKEY
    THIS AM.... ALL WERE FINE...
    THIS EVENING, WENT OUT TO FEED AND ONE HEN WAS LAYING DOWN.
    I PICKED HER UP, HER BREAST AREA
    SEEMED TO BE ENLARGED AND VERY, VERY SOFT.. AS I FELT HER
    WATER BEGAN DRIPPING FROM HER
    BEAK... I SET HER BACK DOWN TO
    COME TO THE HOUSE TO CALL A
    FRIEND TO ASK IF SHE HAD ANY IDEAS. UPON RETURNING TO THE BARN, MY HEN WAS DEAD..
    HAS ANYONE EVER HAD THIS HAPPEN.. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT MAY HAVE CAUSED THIS..??

    THANK YOU, RAEL
     
  2. froggy

    froggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok where are you from and what is the heat like there. I had one die like that and was told it was to hot to feed scratch to them.it was way to hot and heated up the chickens insides.
     
  3. rael

    rael New Egg

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    Hi Froggy,
    Thank you for writing me.. It was in
    the 90's today here in wheatland, wy.
    All other hens are fine. I do feed them scratch. and if it is 90 degrees
    outside, the barn, though shady gets
    very, very hot....It was a fairly windy
    day, too.
     
  4. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awwww :aww sorry to hear about your hen......... you might try just feeding at night when it cool down........
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If her breast area was really soft I bet you were feeling her crop. Is it possible she had an impacted crop? You might want to provide grit to prevent that. Sorry for your hen but I don't know what would have killed her.
     
  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    Do not feed scratch in hot weather... add electrolytes/vit to the waterer... offer fuit with high liquid content during the day such as watermelon...
     

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