Hen seemed to drop dead with no symptoms. (GRAPHIC IMAGE)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wee Timmy, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Wee Timmy

    Wee Timmy Songster

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    This morning I checked on the chickens and my one-year-old gamefowl mix, Myrtle ran out to greet me as always. She then proceeded to eat and drink. She seemed to have no symptoms at the time whatsoever. I then left the house for two hours, leaving the chickens cooped up, and when I returned, she was dead on the coop floor. She had no bites/cuts/missing feathers etc., the only symptom was that her facial skin was very dark purple, so that might indicate a heart/respiratory problem. No predators could have got into the coop and there was no sign of predators anyways. I will include a photo of her down below but be warned-it’s graphic. Anything helps, thank y’all!









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  2. jadip4

    jadip4 Songster

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    No help as to why from me .. but you have my condolences. :(
     
  3. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

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    So sorry for your loss. Honestly, without a necropsy there is just no way to know for sure. You can refrigerate the body and send off for necropsy, or do an informal one yourself to look for obvious things if you are up to that.
     
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  4. JasperMoon

    JasperMoon Songster

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    Im so sorry... is there a Tefflon light in there?
     
  5. Amydls

    Amydls Chirping

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    Same thing happened to us, silkie just dead on the coop floor... other girls were totally fine and have been ever since ? Do you chickens free range ?
     
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  6. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Could just be SDS, sudden death syndrome. Sometimes, chickens just die for no reason.
    Sorry for your loss.
     
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  7. Yes found my Buffy one morning on the coop floor. From what I have read, it is fairly common. Sorry for your loss.
     
  8. Wee Timmy

    Wee Timmy Songster

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    No. Why?
     
  9. JasperMoon

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    Tefflon kills chickens, thats why i asked
     
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  10. Wee Timmy

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    Ah. Alright. I’ll remember that, thanks.
     

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