I found young hen on its side, head back and twitching

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stokiechicks, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. stokiechicks

    stokiechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    It was a two month old Poland hen, I found it this morning lying on its side. Body twitching & head thrust far back. It looked like it was in a lot of pain. I culled it. Does anyone know what it could have been and also are there any good books on poultry diseases & cures ?

    Thanks

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hard to tell, but maybe the hen broke her neck some how. Or she could have possibly had a stroke or heart attack.....Did you see any signs of an illness before this?
     
  3. stokiechicks

    stokiechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    She was fine beforehand. However, one possiblity is the cold weather. She was still young and she born early winter (UK). A few weeks back I placed her in the outdoor coop which had a heat lamp in there.
     

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