Huge egg, dead hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kansaseq, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    I'm posting this for a friend who just informed me she lost a hen tonight. Her pullet, around 6 mo old, BSL, had been laying some big egg lately, but was laying consistently, and acting normally. She found her tonight, as if she had layed the 3" egg, took a few steps, then died. The pullet appeared to be normal (aside from being dead). It was very hot today. Could the combination of the heat, and effort of passing such a large egg, have caused this?
     
  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Songster

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    I know ours pant badly and attempt to lay in the extreme heat and I worry about them.
    Face it, would you want to give birth in 100 degree heat? It just might tax your heart a bit.
     
  3. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    That's what I was thinking, too.
     

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