My favorite and first hen, Sadie died

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by marialane, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. marialane

    marialane Out Of The Brooder

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    I found Sadie yesterday morning. She was apparently waiting for me at the run door:( I'm so sad! I'm new at raising chickens so I am doubting myself as to what killed her. She was limping, favoring her right foot. I did examine her left foot and did not see anything that would say Bumblefoot, but, again, I am a novice. I soaked it, she rested for two days and then she appeared fine, free ranging with the flock. When I found her yesterday, she was laying on the coop floor, one leg extended forward, and the other one leg extended back. I read that with Mareks' disease that there is a neural form and that paralysis is one of the symptoms. My question is: When a chicken dies, is that the position that they are found in? Thanks for your input!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Wow marialane, sorry for your loss! [​IMG] Wish I had some advice on what you asked but I don't - someone on here will, though. Best of luck and hang in there!
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    so sorry for your loss, I'm glad you gave her such a good life:cd
     
  4. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss. I have no idea about what position chickens would be found in dead though. Most of my "casualties" are lost to predators. Sending my best wishes [​IMG]
     

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