Lost one of our first girls

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rhett&SarahsMom, May 16, 2011.

  1. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    One of our original BO(Olivia) girls fell ill and I found her dead Sat morning.

    Specifics:

    Hen. BO from Ideal. approx 4 years old
    Previously no illness, injury.
    Noticed very loose stools, no visible worms. Comb/wattle pale. No panting.
    Has not been hot here, but wet spring.
    When picked up noticable loss of weight. Little insterest in food

    Other BO hens.. all same age. are fine.
    Other hens in coop are also fine.

    Deteriorated in health over 1 week
     
  2. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    I am always worried about worms, I wonder if even if you don't see them in poo, they may still have them.

    I had one my of my BO's die suddenly after just turning a year. She had a tumor on her liver that burst and she bled to death internally. The only sign was a pale comb and wattles the night before. Other than that, she seemed totally fine. My daughter had a bday party the day before she died. I kinda wonder if maybe a girl picked her up roughly and accidentally helped burst the tumor. We'll never know.

    Sorry about your hen but sounds like she lived a good 4 years with you.[​IMG]
     

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