Just went out and one of my girls is dead.....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nuttyredhead, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    Yesterday she was pecking alot at her band on her leg. Just thought it was bothtering her (they have been wearing bands for almost 2 months). Then last night she was still outside after everyone was in. I took her band off, and put her in the coop. I checked later last night and she was under the roost, i picked her up and put her on the roost, she kept holding up her leg. My son let them out this morning, he didnt say anything. I just went out to talk with my chickens and shje was dead in the coop, stiff, and they others had been pecking out her feathers....

    Now what? Do i need to clean out my coop? Disinfect it??? I dont know why she died, She laid an egg yesterday. Other than picking at her leg she was fine. I looked ove the girls and there are no mites. They all seem ok.

    What should i do about the coop?? (can you tell im upset??)!!!
  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

    Jan 10, 2010
    Vacationland, Maine
    [​IMG] That had to have been hard.

    I'm not sure what the problem is; occasionally chickens will just die without a good reason. No other symptoms? No lethargy during the day? Eating well, pooping? Runny nose? Scratching at other areas?

    However, if you feel your coop hasn't been cleaned out in a while, go for it. It can't hurt.

    Hope the rest of them are well, if they start to show symptoms, I'd repost.
  3. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    Quote:THanks. I just posted in emergency, my rooster is starting to show syptoms..

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