Red Star died out of the blue, no idea what happened

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Summer98, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. Summer98

    Summer98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My favorite, young and healthy Red Star was found dead yesterday. I am very perplexed because she had no signs of illness. Is this just a Red Star thing (as in, this breed has a short life span or something)? I didn't feel any lumps. We couldn't do a necropsy this time because it's too cold out. I'm still just perplexed; she wasn't even two years old yet. She used to follow me around the yard like a dog and want to be carried around. She had plenty of grit and oyster shell available.
     
  2. JCE123

    JCE123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm so sorry. I had the same situation last week. Perfectly healthy as far as I knew and then she died with no evident reason at all. Mine was an easter egger, just about 1 year old.
     
  3. JCE123

    JCE123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Actually, I just got a call from my vet, she had sent samples to the lab. It turns out she had coccidiosis and a fatty liver. I am treating my hens with Corid now, so I've got that covered, I hope. And it looks like I better just say no to the little treat beggars, no more sunflower seeds and mealworms.
     
  4. jgoldy2

    jgoldy2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sadly hens can die with out showing signs of sickness, sorry.
     

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