Please help! Dead hen and worried about others and their eggs..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by theharvey3, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. theharvey3

    theharvey3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Jul 31, 2008
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    Our sweet Polish died today. [​IMG] She was very lethargic several days ago. We separated her, and nursed her back to health. Started her on corid (my research here on BYC lead me to decide that is what we should do) and electrolytes. We also started treating all of our hens. She appeared to be 100% the last couple of days, so we put her back in the coop with the others this am. Several hours later we found her dead. Does not appear to have been injured by others, she was just lying in the middle of the coop. I have two questions: Should we be doing anything else for the living hens, especially since we don't know what really killed our Polish? Is it safe to eat the eggs they are laying?
    Thank you so much in advance for your help! We had chickens several years ago, then took a break and are just starting up again...so still have a lot to learn.
     

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