please help dead hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coachwife2004, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. coachwife2004

    coachwife2004 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 29, 2008
    Sweet hen found dead tonight I am not sure of her age i'm guessing around 4-5 months old I've had her approx 1 month and she had been great . I purchased another hen at the same time same place she seems ok. She was find this morning they have a small pen and hen house, just filled the water up this morning so they had plenty to drink I fed them went out tonight and she was curled up in a little ball in a nest box dead......I'm really bummed she was so sweet and loved being petted just a really great hen! What could have killed her????
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    With no idea of pre-death symptoms it is hard to know.

    ALOT of folks have lost birds to the heat this year. I have lost 3.

  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I agree with Matt. Heat is a real issue. I lost 2 last week. No symptoms. Just gone. One was a 1yr old roo and the other a 5 month old pullet.

    Even with food and water, the heat can take its toll.

    Sorry for your loss.
  4. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2007
    Benton Twp., Michigan
    I wish I had an answer for you. All I can offer is [​IMG]

    So sorry about your loss.

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