Hen just up and died today don't know if we have one of her eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by They Call Me Pete, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. They Call Me Pete

    They Call Me Pete Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was sitting on nest and went in a few hours later and she was dead. We have been collecting 3 eggs a day with 4 hens. Should we just throw out the eggs to be safe. I would think if she was sick(showed no signs) she wouldn't be laying. She was the only one who's tail feathers didn't come back in. Any ideas ??
     
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

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    Probably had a heart attack.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I had the same thing. I went out to their yard one afternoon and all of the birds were fine. I went out about an hour later and found one of my 8 month old pullets dead. I looked her over and didn't see nor felt anything unusual. I think she probably had a heart attack too.
     

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