Randomn dead hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickielovers, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. chickielovers

    chickielovers New Egg

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    About 4 weeks one of my barred rock hens appeared to be having a seizure type of thing going on. The next day she was all better. I came home today to her dead in the coop. She was fine last night and this morning. There are no signs of anything external that could've happened to her. What could it have been? There was nothing hazardous that she could've eaten in the coop, I don't know what happened.
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Was she vaccinated against Mareks'? Sorry for your loss [​IMG] Sue
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Could be she had heart trouble, the seizure-like activity may have been faintness due to a heart spasm - they can flop around and seem altered. Affected birds can die suddenly, just like people who have a heart attack.
     

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