my chicken just died, I need help with answers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by atparker0416, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. atparker0416

    atparker0416 New Egg

    Nov 12, 2015
    One of my chickens just died. It seemed like she was egg bound because she was not moving/walking abd had a lump in her stomach. So we put her in warm water for about 30 mins then put her in a towel. While she was in a towel she spasms and yellow liquid came out of her back side and mouth, it smelled terrible. She died right after that. What would cause this?
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Sounds like ascites.....necrospy would confirm or find something else.
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    Chickens sometimes just die rather randomly, not caused by you. Unless you have several chickens that are sick and dying, that might be something a person could do something about. Or you might need a necropsy, but generally speaking, sometimes a chicken just dies. I figure that there was something wrong inside, and don't worry about it.

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