need diagnosis or theories

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bigclucker, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. bigclucker

    bigclucker Out Of The Brooder

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    picked up some young RIR from a neighbor and kept them quarantined for several days. all looked healthy and were very healthy and active during this time period. yesterday, i turned them out into the fenced in pasture with the others. all seemed fine until this morning, one of the birds was just sitting on the ground not moving. i bumped her to get her moving, but she just sat there. i finally moved her to another quarantine area after about an hour.

    she's around 20 weeks old ... any theories, or is this just one of those things?
     
  2. Loving My Peeps

    Loving My Peeps Chicken Whisperer

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    Are they laying eggs yet? I have a problem with one of my RIR hens right now. She did that similar thing and layed lots of soft eggs. She's sick now but hopefully on the mend. Good luck with your girl. Make sure she's eating and drinking. Mine love grapes and scrambled eggs so you can entice her with those to get her going. Also check if there is an egg beneath her.....she may be guarding it.
     
  3. bigclucker

    bigclucker Out Of The Brooder

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    just went outside ... the chicken died
     
  4. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry [​IMG] It's horrible when things like that happen, but there's not much you can do about them.
     
  5. bigclucker

    bigclucker Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I know it works that way sometimes. Just strange, they were all bright eyed, great shiny feathers, active ... then this one was gone. Hopefully it was just one of those things ... and not a disease.
     

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