Hen just died

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nroubo, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. nroubo

    nroubo New Egg

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    One of our flock of 10 RI Red crosses was in the nesting box tonight, so my husband pulled her out and she started "throwing up" a clear watery fluid. She was very lethargic and weak, but otherwise looked healthy. Suddenly, she started to struggle a bit, so my husband set her on the ground and then she had a seizure and died. Any ideas of what might have been wrong? The rest of the flock looks fine, but so did she up until this evening.
     
  2. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have no idea, but im crazy sorry for your loss! [​IMG]
     
  3. Mskayladog

    Mskayladog Chillin' With My Peeps

    So sorry for your lose.
    How old was she. Had she been acting .
     
  4. nroubo

    nroubo New Egg

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    We got her in June and she was 18 weeks, so she was less than a year old. We didn't notice any odd behavior until tonight. When he went out to close up the coop, my husband found her in a nesting box. They don't go in them at night, so he picked her up and she was throwing up. It was so hard to watch! :(
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    That's just part of the dying process. Necropsies for CA residents are free, Maryland has a reasonable fee for out of state poultry. Maybe you could send her to a lab?
     

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