Pullet found dead in coop - advice needed

zimileih

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I found my sweet Babble, a 9 week old Easter egger dead in the coop this morning. She seemed fine until I found her, I had even played with her and her 3 other sisters before putting them to bed last night and she was full of energy.

I am thinking she may have had a heart attack? Does this happen this young?

She was laying on her side, legs stiff and extended fully. Her back was against the coop wall and she was near a corner of the coop, her head curled a bit under her. Her eyes were closed and eyelids blue, she was already stiff when I found her.

She has always had a gap in her beak but I don't think that is associated with her death? Her sisters seem healthy and fine. I didn't know raising chickens would hurt this much 😭 Every loss is hard but this was so unexpected

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FunnyfarmMidwest

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I found my sweet Babble, a 9 week old Easter egger dead in the coop this morning. She seemed fine until I found her, I had even played with her and her 3 other sisters before putting them to bed last night and she was full of energy.

I am thinking she may have had a heart attack? Does this happen this young?

She was laying on her side, legs stiff and extended fully. Her back was against the coop wall and she was near a corner of the coop, her head curled a bit under her. Her eyes were closed and eyelids blue, she was already stiff when I found her.

She has always had a gap in her beak but I don't think that is associated with her death? Her sisters seem healthy and fine. I didn't know raising chickens would hurt this much 😭 Every loss is hard but this was so unexpected

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I’m so sorry for the loss of Babble. She looked like a sweet girl. You gave her a good life.:hugs
 

PippinTheChicken

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I'm so sorry, I recently lost a little pullet too, her death is also a mystery but I am 80% sure it's because she was sleeping next to where the wood in the coop was broken and I think the draft on that cold night killed her.
Life is gonna suck for a bit but stay strong, and remember your other chickens need you. You gave her a great life!
 

zimileih

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Mar 28, 2021
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I'm so sorry, I recently lost a little pullet too, her death is also a mystery but I am 80% sure it's because she was sleeping next to where the wood in the coop was broken and I think the draft on that cold night killed her.
Life is gonna suck for a bit but stay strong, and remember your other chickens need you. You gave her a great life!
Thank you! I'm sorry for your loss as well ❤
 

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