mystery Death!! ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Littlecimarron18, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    so one of my white rock hens was found dead this morning by my cousin.
    I checked it for any signs of injury or anything like that, Nothing.
    i checked to see if it had something stuck in its throat, nothing.
    I felt for any broken bones (maybe steped on by a cow), still nothing.
    it was halfway under an old grain shed, but not stuck in any way.
    any ideas?
    the rest of the flock is happy as can be.
    oh yeah, she was only about 9 months old.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2008
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
  3. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2007
    From what I have heard, White Rocks have a tendency to just "drop dead" , usually due to heart problems etc. They are bred to grow quickly therefor it is harder for them to walk as they get bigger. Also I have read that they do not tolerate certain season/weather conditions as well as other heartier meat birds. Maybe someone else here on the forum might have more experience/advice on this for you.
    Sorry to hear your hen died, it's never easy when that happens. [​IMG]

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