Orpington dies at 10 months

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by silkieRaiser, May 31, 2017.

  1. silkieRaiser

    silkieRaiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night my buff Orpington died for no particular reason. She and the rest of the flock was acting comepletly normal yesterday. One of our friends said that she had a couple Orpingtons die young and she thought it was from a heart attack. Do you have any idea what happened?
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    What is your weather like?
    Did you check her real good for bugs? (lice/mites)
    Did she lay an egg yesterday?
     
  3. silkieRaiser

    silkieRaiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cloudy, rained for a bit but I live in Seattle so that's normal
    She was real dirty cuz I think she fell off the roost but none I think
    Yes
     
  4. KikisGirls

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    We could guess all day long..you will not ever know unless you have a necropsy done.

    Sorry for you loss. :hugs
     
  5. silkieRaiser

    silkieRaiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Thank you.
     
  6. hahmmy

    hahmmy Just Hatched

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    I just lost one at 4 months..suddenly got lethargic then dead in a day. No other sx. Sorry for your loss..is sad when thwus happens
     
  7. MamaChick74

    MamaChick74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry for your loss. I lost both of my Buff Orps at an early age too with absolutely no idea what happened :(
     
  8. hahmmy

    hahmmy Just Hatched

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    Are these guys more frail ??
     
  9. MamaChick74

    MamaChick74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Honestly I didn't think so. When I researched I thought they were pretty hardy. Mine were the sweetest too..
     

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