My seemingly healthy chicken died

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by goodbyddy13, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. goodbyddy13

    goodbyddy13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a rir hen that was healthy and outgoing then within a day she was dead only a year old . Her legs got stiff and she just lost all energy and died within a day
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If there was no swelling in her belly, probably the next most likely thing is her heart, unless she got into some sort of poison. Or something else -- there are just any number of things that can cause sudden death.

    Many state vets or ag colleges will do a necropsy for a small fee or even for free, but you need to know ahead of time what arrangements to make, what condition the body neeeds to be in, etc. -- for future reference.
     
  3. goodbyddy13

    goodbyddy13 Out Of The Brooder

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    She didn't get too much more stress than the others. It was just really sudden and wierd
     

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