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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jklyles1, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. jklyles1

    jklyles1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found one of my hens dead on the coop floor this morning. Beside her was a shelless egg. She was wormed with Valbazen on Sunday. She was fine last night. I did a necropsy and didnt find an egg or eggshell. She did have a small, what i assume, prolapse. No blood, but i did notice some yellowish/greenish discharge. I also checked intestines and didnt see any large blockage of dead worms. He beak was clean, no drainage. What could have happened to her?

    Any ideas?


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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Possible heart attack or aneurism trying to pass the egg?

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  3. jklyles1

    jklyles1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had no idea chickens could have heart attacks. Scary and makes me sad for my poor girl.



    Any other opinions or ideas? Could a prolapse cause death so quickly?
     
  4. jklyles1

    jklyles1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So im a bit nervous. This morning i nervously went to the coop hoping to find all 15 healthy and happy. Everyone was alive!!! Thank goodness. But i did notice a TON of white feathers on the ground. My solid white EE is losing feathers! When she does the poof thing and shakes a ton of feathers fly out. She is 9 months old. Im WORRIED!!!!! Could it just be a molt? I dont want to lose another hen!!!!!


    HELP!

    I did check for lice and mites. Didnt find any.
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Lots of mine are molting, too. FWIW, I dust mine with poultry dust or Sevin even if I cannot see any.

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