Lost my barred rock today - eggbound?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by emmak, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. emmak

    emmak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2010
    North Central Texas
    My beautiful 24 week old BR was sitting in the nest this morning and I was thrilled. I kept checking back on her, but when she was still there mid afternoon I opened up the coop. She was dead. No sign of any problems previously. I raised her from a chick. We think she might have laid one egg once before, but we're not sure. I had no indication of anything wrong, so I hadn't checked her abdomen, etc. BTW it's well over 100 degrees here every day right now, but I do a lot of things to keep them cool, and noone seemed to be in distress other than sometimes panting. Just wanting to share this with people who understand how sad it is when you lose one of your girls.[​IMG]
  2. donkee1

    donkee1 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 18, 2010
    Sorry for your loss -- just lost one today --- not sure if she had a egg that was stuck or a tumor...... didn't know it was going to be so hard to have a chicken die.... I had 9 chickens and she was my favorite --- prettiest and the only one I had named....
  3. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    [​IMG] sorry for your loss! I don't know much about the symptoms of being eggbound. 24 weeks is pretty young, did you feel her abdomen at all after you found her? I have read somewhere here that sometimes you can feel the eggs if they are eggbound
  4. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    Gray, TN
    About the only symptom I have ever seen is an eggbound hen is their tails seem droopy and listless, their butts look depressed.

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