One Dead hen.....should I worry?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by annabananaandfamily, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. annabananaandfamily

    annabananaandfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    found one of our girls dead this afternoon, no injuries or outward signs. I had just been telling husband a couple days ago that I thought she was acting funny but couldnt say why. Do you think I should worry about the other ladies? How do you suggest cleaning/santizing coop just to be safe?
     
  2. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    What was different in her behavior that made you think something might have been wrong? Anything symptomatic? What kind of coop are they in (bedding etc)?
     
  3. annabananaandfamily

    annabananaandfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm, she seemed kind of slower than usual. She was always the bottom of the pecking order, but the others seemed like they were keeping her out. And her tail wasnt as perky. Today she was sleeping a lot... Does that make sense? I have a hard time knowing what normal behavior is as we have only had them a month if that.
    They are in a shed we converted and have pine shavings for bedding and a little hay too.
     

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