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Lost my first chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken.Lytle, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

  2. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
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    I do not know, possibly it was the exposure. But it still stinks, regardless. I am sorry.. [​IMG]
     
  3. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so sorry. you are in texas, can't be getting that cold is it? she much have been ill and the othes knew it, so sad
     
  4. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    It was 29F Christmas Eve. Christmas morning she was dead.

    Of the six hens, we have been getting 5 eggs for a while. I had thought the formerly-broody BO was the slacker. But Christmas morning we had 5 eggs from five hens.

    This makes me think something was awry with her, but I have no clue.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    you'll probably never know unless you do a necropsy, sorry this happened. Especially if she appeared fine before.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2010
  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    [​IMG] That is very sad.


    A wet chicken will have problems warming up in 29 degree weather and no one to cuddle with. Sounds like a case of hypothermia.
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Most likely from being wet, could happen even at warmer temps if they go to bed wet.
     
  8. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Chicken.Lytle :

    It was 29F Christmas Eve. Christmas morning she was dead.

    Of the six hens, we have been getting 5 eggs for a while. I had thought the formerly-broody BO was the slacker. But Christmas morning we had 5 eggs from five hens.

    This makes me think something was awry with her, but I have no clue.

    That just isn't cold for chickens. The fewer eggs combined with their rejecting her on the roost convince me she was sick. It's not that surprising that you didn't realize it, the way chickens hide illnesses.

    Sorry for your loss.​
     
  9. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They may have rejected her because she was ill, too. It's all very sad. So very sorry for your loss.

    deb g
    KY
     

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