please help dead hen

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

  1. coachwife2004

    coachwife2004 In 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 Crowing

    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 Songster

    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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