Lost a hen today :-(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jmanderson777, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. jmanderson777

    jmanderson777 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I noticed this afternoon when I let my chickens free range that only 3 came out of the coop instead of four. One of my americans was there in the shavings dead. I examined her but can't find anything wrong. No cuts, no feather loss, she was of good weight, and laid every day. It wasn't cold enough last night to kill her i don't think and there was no sign of anything getting in the coupe. Any thoughts on the cause? I just got some new chicks but they all seem healthy minus some runny poo and they are separated from my hens.
     
  2. dawg53

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    There's no telling what caused her death without a necropsy. Sometimes these things happen with birds. Sorry for your loss.
     
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    jmanderson777 Out Of The Brooder

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    should i be concerned about the eggs it had laid over the past couple days?
     
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    The eggs should be safe to eat.
     

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