R.I.P. Ella...*You will always be loved*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by <3ChickenForever, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    R.I.P. Ella

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    Just 10 minutes ago I went down to collect some eggs and lock the chickens up for the night. I counted 20... (Usually it's 21). So I looked out into my yard to see if there was a hen wondering around. Nothing. So I decided to look behind the feed buckets and there I saw, my Ella laying there. I poked her, she didn't flinch. I moved the buckets and picked her up. She was so stiff. I knew she was dead. I put her down, running to the house to tell my mom. We both rushed out, along with my brothers and when I picked her up again, I examined her for any cuts a predator might have did. None. We knew she wasn't killed from a predator. For sure. My mom went and grabbed a garbage bag and I put her in there. I walked back down to the coop and burried her by it. There she lies, peacefully. I was devastated. She was my only ameracauna. I miss her already.

    My question is, what sickness could she have had to kill her?

    Before she had runny poop, but I thought she was ok, I thought maybe next time she wouldn't have runny poop. I thought wrong I guess....

    R.I.P. Ella♥♥

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  2. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awww im sorry thats always hard to lose a beloved animal

    what color was her poop.
     
  3. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Quote:Thank you.

    And I think... hmm not sure.. brown??? I'm not sure though.
     
  4. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
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    how old was she..
    her poop does sound normal if it was brown if it was yellow or green thats a sign of some kind of infection.

    sometimes it just happens it could have been anything.. sometime if i have a chicken die i do a nycropsy (spelling?) so see if i could see anything wrong if her intestens where empty but crop was full she could have had a impacted crop.

    im no an expert but i learn more if i see the inside of them
     
  5. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Quote:She's a year.

    But like I said, I didn't know what color her poop was. And she had thrown up when we first got her, but I thought maybe she drank to much water. Then she never threw up again that I know of.
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    In young layers usually one of two things usually gets them- heart condition or reproductive issues. Could either have been Ella's problem?

    Sorry for your loss either way. It's always tough to lose a favorite.
     
  7. yankeedoodle300

    yankeedoodle300 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Sorry... I know what It feels like to Lose a Favorite.... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. <3ChickenForever

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    Quote:Hmm I don't know.... But thanks for the info.
     
  9. <3ChickenForever

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    Quote:Thank you!
     
  10. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith &amp; Feathers

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    Im so sorry. She's adorable! But don't miss her too much. How would you feel to be in heaven having a wonderful time, and seeing all your loved ones crying?
     

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