One of my hens dies last night

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by joanm, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. joanm

    joanm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she was out of the pen when I got home from work last night - I don't know how long she'd been out and had no water. I put her back in the coop last night and this morning she was dead. I'm wondering if she was dehydrated. How long can chickens go without water? Thanks.
     
  2. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm not positive on how long they can go with out water, but I would think just 1 whole day might stress them a bit. Guess it would depend on what kind of weather you are having too. Sorry once again.
     
  3. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    They're pretty resourceful at finding water, but other stresses from the environment may have been more than she was able to overcome. Sorry to hear about your loss, it's always tough.
     
  4. joanm

    joanm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the replies. It's very upsetting not knowing what caused her death and what I could have done to prevent it.

    Thanks again.
     

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