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Not a good day

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dragonfly75, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. Dragonfly75

    Dragonfly75 Out Of The Brooder

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    Today I checked on a hen I found just laying under the coop kind of cooing. I had no idea what was wrong with her. I jumped on this site and read some threads and decided I needed to check to see if she was egg bound. When I went to check, her rear end was covered in hard poop. I couldn't even get to her vent. I took her inside and washed her real good. She seemed to be handling the stress of it ok. While I was holding her over the sink she started trying to flap her wings. I quickly ran for the back door, but not before runny poop went all over the utility room floor. She jerked her head a couple of times and then was dead. Definitely not a good day. [​IMG]
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. It sure sounds like you've had a bad day. May your tomorrow be filled with smiles. Birds do that to a person; one minute it's upset over a death, sickness, or something else, and then a hen comes out with cute little chicks...

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  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I'm so sorry you lost your girl. That's always upsetting to lose one. [​IMG]

    I hope things go better for you with the rest of your flock.
     
  4. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw, sorry.[​IMG]
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    So sorry to hear of your loss. That is called "pasty butt." and prevents birds from having a poo. If it isn't tended to quickly they can die, especially the younger bird. You can put 'pasty butt' in the search box and a lot of information should come up.
     

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