Please Help! I don't know if my hen is dead or alive!

silkiemelon

Songster
7 Years
Apr 11, 2012
362
6
121
Washington
My darling polish hen is unresponsive. I found her this morning lying in a corner with her face smushed on the floor. I had to leave in 5 minutes, so I just dipped her beak in water, put some food by her and left! (i feel guilty about this)

I just got home, and she was in the same spot I left her, but now I think she might be dead!


She is just laying there, and when I lift her up her neck flops around. I thought for sure she was dead, but then all of a sudden her neck jerked and her eye opened a little bit!
I brought her inside and she is unresponsive again!
I don't know!
Are there any symptoms to tell if a chicken is alive or not??
And I don't even know what's wrong with her, or how she died! (if she is dead)

Please help!
 

CMV

Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 15, 2009
6,770
171
281
She is dying. She is dead when she stiffens up. I am sorry.
 

Crazy Wife

In the Brooder
7 Years
Sep 4, 2012
25
0
22
Wise River, MT
Sometimes chickens just die. I am really sorry for your situation. We can't be sure without seeing her, but I've never had a chicken in that state who made it. So sorry.
 

silkiemelon

Songster
7 Years
Apr 11, 2012
362
6
121
Washington
She died a few hours ago. Just stiffened up, like you guys said.



I'll miss you so much Delilah! You were the prettiest in my flock.
 

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