I lost a hen...purple comb and waddles??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by justusnak, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I lost a hen this afternoon....to what I am assuming was the heat.? She was fine this morning, and was in the nest box, she even layed an egg....but when she hopped down, she collapsed...her comb and wadles ...purple then passed away. It has been extremely hot here, and high humidity. I have fans on them.....cool water with electrolytes....cool fresh fruit and veggies treats in the evening...and puddles to wade in. I really dont know about her poo, she is one of my 13 free range chickens. Does this sound like heat related??
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sorry you lost your hen. Probably heat related. Sounds almost like she had a heart attack.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm sorry, Deb. It's taking all my energy to try to keep mine alive in this ridiculous heat. Sure hope we all get a break soon.
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    102 degrees here today.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    We were 95 in the mountains at 2000 ft elevation! That's unreal and supposed to be hotter the next several days. No break in sight till after the weekend.
  6. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Low 100's today...and again tomorrow. I just dont know what else I can do for them, short of bringing 60 plus chickens 2 turkeys, and a duck, in the basement...in the family room. Ohhh, DH wont have that!! LOL All we can do is pray for a break from this rediculous heat wave!
  7. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Villa Grove
    Sorry about the hen. [​IMG]

    I have to agree justusnak we have the same heat. I have a 5 gallon waterer that I placed a few 1 liter bottles of ice in to help keep the water cold or at least cool. I have to water the chickens and the dogs about 3 times a day.

    My poor dogs the flies are driving them nuts eating at there ears. I have swat on them but geeeesh.

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