Lost a hen today, white leghorn, sudden and no explanation :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Invertalon, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Invertalon

    Invertalon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today while I was at work, my mom noticed my one leghorn was walking a very different. Almost like she was "scooting" around, almost walking on her knees... With her whole body stretched out parallel to the ground. Walking slowly. Within a few hours she found her behind the coop, and there was blood on her beak coming out of her mouth and breathing heavy. She went limp when she picked her up. She passed on about half hour after, after some "fluff" spells, might even be seizure like.

    She was approx. 18 weeks old, not yet laying.

    She was perfectly fine this morning. What might of happened to her? We only have four hens so this is quite sad [​IMG]
     
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  2. mystang89

    mystang89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did she have enough water? WAY hot out there.
     
  3. Invertalon

    Invertalon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, plenty of fresh water!
     
  4. mystang89

    mystang89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm all out of ideas then sorry.[​IMG] Was just saying what I felt like doing today...fall down limp because of the heat.
     
  5. Invertalon

    Invertalon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody have any other ideas?

    Just so weird how in the AM she was perfectly fine, nothing appeared wrong at all. Within a few hours she was gone [​IMG]

    My other white leghorn was sick weeks back, not having much luck with these leghorns [​IMG] My Red Sex Links have had not a single issue, laying already as well.

    Sad day to lose her [​IMG] I feel bad for the other leghorn, they always were together... As is the sexlinks are with themselves.
     

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