My chickens dead?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 8 divine chicks, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. 8 divine chicks

    8 divine chicks New Egg

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    This morning I let my 8 healthy 1 year old chickens out into the run...about an hour later, I notice one down..she is dead!!
    What could have happened? are my others at risk? Does this just happen sometimes for no apparent reason?
    I am worried!!
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    It can happen for no apparent reason, as you say.

    If you think back, were there possible ysmptoms that you may not have noticed? Chickens are great about hiding illness, often until it's too late to help them, because weakness in a flock animal means getting expelled or killed by a predator.

    So sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose these wonderful little critters.
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry for your loss. Unfortunately it does happen. I know it is frustrating. [​IMG]
     
  4. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. 8 divine chicks

    8 divine chicks New Egg

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    Thank you for your kindness!
     

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