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

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by silkiemelon, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. silkiemelon

    silkiemelon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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! [​IMG]

    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!
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    She is dying. She is dead when she stiffens up. I am sorry.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I am so sorry.
     
  4. silkiemelon

    silkiemelon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure? Could she be like, unconsious?
     
  5. Crazy Wife

    Crazy Wife Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  6. silkiemelon

    silkiemelon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She died a few hours ago. Just stiffened up, like you guys said.

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

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    RIP Delilah!
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