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My Lucy just died...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by citychicken1, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. citychicken1

    citychicken1 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 14, 2010
    When I came home from work I went out to check on the girls and I noticed her over in the corner of the run hunkered down. Thought she must be sick, so I went in the house and made some scrambled eggs for her but she was not interested and when I picked her up she was stiff and seemed like she was in pain. I checked for mites and lice but there were none. Then I checked her crop and it was full and kind of firm feeling, and the skin was blueish, like it was brused. By the time I got the computer on and the internet up she was seezing and then she died on my lap. Other than that I should have been checking for this all along what would be the fastest most efficent way to help her. As soon as she died some grey liquid came out of her mouth. I no I am rambeling and not being real clear but I am very upset. I want to know what to do if this ever happens again.
  2. Rusty's Ranch

    Rusty's Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    So Cal
    I don't have any answers for you, but am so very sorry for your loss. [​IMG] Hopefully someone who has experience with this will chime in so we can all learn from it.

    Again, sorry for your loss and pain.

  3. StephanieD

    StephanieD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2011
    Oh this sounds so sad. I'm so sorry! Could she have gotten into any chemicals, by chance? I wish I had some answers for you but I don't.
  4. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
  5. alaskapalo

    alaskapalo Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 10, 2011
    Impacted crop????

    Sorry for your loss [​IMG]
  6. Chick named Lola

    Chick named Lola Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    I'm so sorry for your loss...[​IMG] What I've learned (and this is just from reading this board mind you....) The crop should be full at night and empty in the am. I always take a look at my girls in the am to make sure no one has a full crop... I'm sure there will be many more folks who have dealt with this many times and they will have some good advice for you. In the meantime, don't beat yourself up.
  7. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Curlita

    Curlita Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I'm so sorry. [​IMG]
  9. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    sorry for your loss, but at least she did not die alone and scared
  10. scooterward

    scooterward Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2010
    Lenoir City, TN
    So sorry for losing your Lucy. Hugs:hugs

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