Pet hen died last nite.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fisherwoman, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Fisherwoman

    Fisherwoman New Egg

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    My pet hen had been listless off and on the past month or so. Each time I would separate her from the rest and baby her and she would come around. Yesterday she didn't come out of the coop and I found her almost laying on her side. Once again I brought her inside but she wouldn't drink or eat. I wish I had known something to try to save her. Are there any suggestions should this happen to any of my other pet chickens?
     
  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    im sorry foe ur loss,i dont know what heave killed her [​IMG]
     
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    :aww
    I'm sorry you lost your girl. Do you have any of her poop? You could take it in to see if she had a parasite. Or, check with your state to see if they do necropsies.
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Im so sorry about your loss. I have a little one, I think we might lose as well. Its about 8 weeks old, and half the size of its littermates. so very tiny, and golden...I named her Gold Nugget. She is listless...and seems cold all the time. When I bring her inside, put her in the brooder for a few hours...she perks up, and peeps her brains out untill I take her back out with the others...then after a few hours, she is listless all over again. UGH. So frustrateing...I dont know what to do with her.
     
  5. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your girl. [​IMG]
     
  6. beameuplord

    beameuplord Out Of The Brooder

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    I am very sorry. I lost my cochin rooster today too. Found some feathers at the edge of the woods and haven't seen him since. He wasn't a pet but I did want to keep him.

    TJ
     
  7. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope for the best for the rest of them. Hugs!
     
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm sorry for your losses.
    At least a pile of feathers you know something got them, but just laying around could be any number or things...
    It could be anaemia, eggbound, parasites, impacted crop...
     
  9. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Diver for me was the same way. Some animals are meant to be let go no matter how much you love them. [​IMG]

    Bubba

    PS Justusnak try putting her somewhere warmer, maybe a cardboard box with a lightbulb to keep her warm. Is your bird at least eating? I had to forcefeed Diver the whole time.
     
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Diver for me was the same way. Some animals are meant to be let go no matter how much you love them. [​IMG]

    Bubba

    PS Justusnak try putting her somewhere warmer, maybe a cardboard box with a lightbulb to keep her warm. Is your bird at least eating? I had to forcefeed Diver the whole time.

    Um... take another look at the title.

    Sorry for your loss.[​IMG]
     

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