One of my hens suddenly died

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MontanaMomma, May 26, 2011.

  1. MontanaMomma

    MontanaMomma Songster

    Oct 7, 2008
    I have (had) 4 two-year-old Leghorn hens. They get plenty of food, water, treats and time outside in a big run. Today a hen that has always picked her own feathers and had a hard time this winter suddenly died. No blood or injuries on the outside. When we picked her up, clear liquid came out of her mouth. I'm guess this was the water she had in her? I saw her two hours before she died and she was fine. Any ideas?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Sorry for your loss. [​IMG]

    Could have been a metabolic or internal malfunction that she never really coped well with or (if you found her dead on her back) could have been a heart attack.

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