Is this contageous?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jlbkinor, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. jlbkinor

    jlbkinor Out Of The Brooder

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    My 6 year old Buff Orpington (Liza Jane) was dead in the coop Sunday morning. She had been fine except for about a week would fall over a couple times a day and not be able to get up for about 30 seconds to a minute. Was eating fine, comb was red. We thought it was maybe an injury to her leg but could not find anything. Any thoughts anyone? I'm now worried it was some kind of contageous disease or something. I only have 3 other hens, same breed, one also 6 years old, two are 4 years old.
     
  2. farmtotable

    farmtotable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry to much about the potential for a contagious disease, because if it was contagious your remaining hens are already infected after being together for a week with the ailing one. Just watch your flock carefully for any reoccurrence of the original symptoms. Six years old is quite a respectable age for a hen, and it's more likely it was just her time. I'm so sorry for your loss, I'm sure she'll be missed.
     
  3. jlbkinor

    jlbkinor Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you farmtotable. She always was kind of an odd bird, had bulging eyes when she was a pullet which she finally grew out of. She was sweet though, loved to be held and patted. She is missed.
     

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